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Roma ethnicity and clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients.
Author(s): Molnar MZ, Langer RM, Remport A, Czira ME, Rajczy K, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Kovesdy CP, Novak M, Mucsi I
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Racial and ethnic disparities among North American patients with chronic kidney disease have received significant attention. In contrast, little is known about health-related outcomes of patients with end-stage renal disease among the Roma minority, also known as gypsies, compared to Caucasian individuals. We prospectively assessed the association between Roma ethnicity and long-term clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients

Roma Health Report
Abstract:

If you are interested in the health status of the Roma population living in the Member States of the European Union and you need up-to-date data based on evidence-based review of literature on this field Roma Health Report could be the appropriate source.

The study was carried out by Matrix Knowledge in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Democracy, the European Public Health Alliance and individual national researchers, Health and Food Executive Agency and DG SANCO.

Sense of coherence and self-reported health among Roma people in Sweden – a pilot study
Author(s): Sven Hassler,Leena Eklund
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The Roma people have been known in Europe for a 1000 years, during which they have usually been the subject of discrimination and oppression leading to isolation, powerlessness and poor health. The objective of this study is to investigate the sense of coherence (SOC) in relation to self-reported health among a group of Roma people in southwest Sweden.

Severe Measles, Vitamin A Deficiency, and the Roma Community in Europe
Author(s): Clea Melenotte, Philippe Brouqui, and Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers
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The Roma community in Europe is a subgroup of the Romani people, whose origins are in northern India and who have been known in English-speaking countries as “gypsies.” Measles outbreaks, including severe cases, were reported in the European Roma community during 2008-2010 (1,2).

Short life expectancy and metabolic syndrome in Romanies (gypsies) in Slovakia.
Author(s): Simko V, Ginter E
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The aim of this review is to explain short life expectancy in Romanies. Romanies represent the second largest minority in Slovakia (about 7%). Most of them exist on the fringes of the majority society.

Smoking behaviour and attitudes of Hungarian Roma and non-Roma population towards tobacco control policies.
Author(s): Paulik E, Nagymajtényi L, Easterling D, Rogers T
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To assess the smoking status and support for tobacco control policies among the Roma minority compared with the non-Roma population in Hungary

Social, Economic and Reproductive Risk Factors for the Development of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in the Roma Population in Macedonia
Author(s): D Tanturovski, E Zafirova, S Skenderovska
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The objective of this study is to evaluate the social, economic and reproductive risk factors for the development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in the Roma population in the Republic of Macedonia.

Socio-economic inequalities in all-cause mortality in Europe: an exploration of the role of heightened social mobility
Author(s): Audrey M. W. Simons, Daniëlle A. I. Groffen, Hans Bosma
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The larger than expected socio-economic inequalities in health in more egalitarian countries might be explained by a heightened social mobility in these countries. Therefore, the aim of this explorative study was to examine the associations between country-level social mobility, income inequality and socio-economic differences in all-cause mortality, using country-level secondary data from 12 European countries. Both income equality and social mobility were found to be associated with larger socio-economic differences in mortality, particularly in women. These findings suggest that social mobility and income equality, beside their shiny side of improving population health, might have a shady side of increasing socio-economic health inequalities.

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