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Comparison of self-reported health

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2009
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Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study
Published in
BMC Public Health, June 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-9-214
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Magzoub Toar, Kirsty K O'Brien, Tom Fahey


Adult refugees and asylum seekers living in Western countries experience a high prevalence of mental health problems, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. This study compares and contrasts the prevalence of health problems, and potential risk factors as well as the utilisation of health services by asylum seekers and refugees in the Irish context.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 146 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 13%
Student > Bachelor 20 13%
Researcher 18 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 9%
Other 33 22%
Unknown 11 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 37%
Psychology 39 26%
Social Sciences 23 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 1%
Other 4 3%
Unknown 16 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 June 2019.
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