We studied differences in causespecific mortality between highly integrated first- and second-generation Indonesians and native Dutch. We used the municipal population registers and cause-of-death registry to estimate rate ratios via Poisson regression analyses. Although overall mortality levels were similar, cause-of-death patterns varied between Indonesian migrants and native Dutch; the similar levels in overall mortality coincided with the high degree of integration of Indonesians within Dutch society. The differences in cause-of-death patterns may reflect persistent influences of country of origin and migration history.

doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2006.086314, hdl.handle.net/1765/35626
American Journal of Public Health
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Ho, L., Bos, V., & Kunst, A. (2007). Differences in cause-of-death patterns between the native Dutch and persons of Indonesian descent in the Netherlands. American Journal of Public Health, 97(9), 1616–1618. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2006.086314