Incidence of tuberculosis among Scandinavian immigrants in Canada.

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Source
Eur J Respir Dis. 1980 Jun;61(3):139-42
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1980
Author
D A Enarson
I. Sjögren
S. Grzybowski
Source
Eur J Respir Dis. 1980 Jun;61(3):139-42
Date
Jun-1980
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Canada
Disease Susceptibility
Emigration and Immigration
Finland - ethnology
Humans
Middle Aged
Scandinavia - ethnology
Time Factors
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary - epidemiology
Abstract
Tuberculosis incidence in Finland is at least five times higher than in the other Scandinavian countries. A study of the incidence of tuberculosis in immigrants to Canada from Finland and the other Scandinavian countries shows a remarkable similarity between the rates of the immigrants and those who remained in their country of origin, even after 40 years of residence in the new country. The early experience of tuberculosis thus predetermines future susceptibility throughout the life span of the group.
PubMed ID
7439278 View in PubMed
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