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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 1906–1910 | Cite as

The Impact of Education and Socioeconomic and Occupational Conditions on Self-Perceived and Mental Health Inequalities Among Immigrants and Native Workers in Spain

  • Ana CayuelaEmail author
  • Davide Malmusi
  • María José López-Jacob
  • Mercè Gotsens
  • Elena Ronda
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Abstract

There is limited evidence on the influence of social determinants on the self-perceived and mental health of immigrants settled at least 8 years in Spain. The aim of this study was to examine differences between workers related to migrant-status, self-perceived and mental health, and to assess their relationship to occupational conditions, educational level and occupational social class, stratified by sex. Using data from the Spanish National Health Survey of 2011/12, we computed prevalence, odds ratios and explicative fractions. Mental (OR 2.02; CI 1.39–2.93) and self-perceived health (OR 2.64; CI 1.77–3.93) were poorer for immigrant women compared to natives. Occupational social class variable contributes 25 % to self-perceived health OR in immigrant women. Settled immigrant women workers are a vulnerable group in Spain.

Keywords

Occupational health Immigrants Workers Health inequalities 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CISAL, Research Centre in Occupational HealthParc Recerca Biomedica de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Public Health AreaAlicante UniversityAlicanteSpain
  3. 3.Centre for Biomedical Network Research on Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP)BarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Agència de Salut Pública de BarcelonaBiomedical Research Institute Sant PauBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Unitat Docent de Medicina Preventiva i Salut Pública PSMAR-UPF-ASPBBarcelonaSpain

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