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Ethnic discrimination and health: the relationship between experienced ethnic discrimination and multiple health domains in Norway's rural Sami population.
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2015; 74:25125.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Self-reported ethnic discrimination has been associated with a range of health outcomes. This study builds on previous efforts to investigate the prevalence of self-reported ethnic discrimination in the indigenous (Sami) population, and how such discrimination may be associated with key health indicators.

STUDY DESIGN

The study relies on data from the 2003/2004 (n=4,389) population-based study of adults (aged 36-79 years) in 24 rural municipalities of Central and North Norway (the SAMINOR study). Self-reported ethnic discrimination was measured using the question: "Have you ever experienced discrimination due to your ethnic background?" Health indicators included questions regarding cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic muscle pain, metabolic syndrome and obesity. Logistic regression was applied to examine the relationship between self-reported ethnic discrimination and health outcomes.

RESULTS

The study finds that for Sami people living in minority areas, self-reported ethnic discrimination is associated with all the negative health indicators included in the study.

CONCLUSION

We conclude that ethnic discrimination affects a wide range of health outcomes. Our findings highlight the importance of ensuring freedom from discrimination for the Sami people of Norway.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Sami Health Research, Institute of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway; ketil.lenert.hansen@uit.no.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25683064

Citation

Hansen, Ketil Lenert. "Ethnic Discrimination and Health: the Relationship Between Experienced Ethnic Discrimination and Multiple Health Domains in Norway's Rural Sami Population." International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 74, 2015, p. 25125.
Hansen KL. Ethnic discrimination and health: the relationship between experienced ethnic discrimination and multiple health domains in Norway's rural Sami population. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2015;74:25125.
Hansen, K. L. (2015). Ethnic discrimination and health: the relationship between experienced ethnic discrimination and multiple health domains in Norway's rural Sami population. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74, 25125. https://doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v74.25125
Hansen KL. Ethnic Discrimination and Health: the Relationship Between Experienced Ethnic Discrimination and Multiple Health Domains in Norway's Rural Sami Population. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2015;74:25125. PubMed PMID: 25683064.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ethnic discrimination and health: the relationship between experienced ethnic discrimination and multiple health domains in Norway's rural Sami population. A1 - Hansen,Ketil Lenert, Y1 - 2015/02/13/ PY - 2014/06/06/received PY - 2014/12/15/revised PY - 2015/01/09/accepted PY - 2015/2/17/entrez PY - 2015/2/17/pubmed PY - 2016/11/12/medline KW - Norway KW - Sami KW - ethnic discrimination KW - ethnicity KW - health KW - indigenous KW - racism SP - 25125 EP - 25125 JF - International journal of circumpolar health JO - Int J Circumpolar Health VL - 74 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Self-reported ethnic discrimination has been associated with a range of health outcomes. This study builds on previous efforts to investigate the prevalence of self-reported ethnic discrimination in the indigenous (Sami) population, and how such discrimination may be associated with key health indicators. STUDY DESIGN: The study relies on data from the 2003/2004 (n=4,389) population-based study of adults (aged 36-79 years) in 24 rural municipalities of Central and North Norway (the SAMINOR study). Self-reported ethnic discrimination was measured using the question: "Have you ever experienced discrimination due to your ethnic background?" Health indicators included questions regarding cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic muscle pain, metabolic syndrome and obesity. Logistic regression was applied to examine the relationship between self-reported ethnic discrimination and health outcomes. RESULTS: The study finds that for Sami people living in minority areas, self-reported ethnic discrimination is associated with all the negative health indicators included in the study. CONCLUSION: We conclude that ethnic discrimination affects a wide range of health outcomes. Our findings highlight the importance of ensuring freedom from discrimination for the Sami people of Norway. SN - 2242-3982 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25683064/Ethnic_discrimination_and_health:_the_relationship_between_experienced_ethnic_discrimination_and_multiple_health_domains_in_Norway's_rural_Sami_population_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3402/ijch.v74.25125 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -