logo BDSP

Base documentaire

  1. Impaired mobility and impaired working capacity among foreign born people and native born Swedes.

    Article - En anglais


    The aim of this study is to analyse the influence of country of birth and attained level of education, on impaired mobility and impaired working capacity adjusted for age, sex, and other background variables.


    Design-A random sample of 5798 men and 6072 women aged 55-74 years were interviewed face to face by Statistics Sweden 1986-1993.

    Dependent variable : impaired mobility and impaired working capacity.

    Independent variables : sex, age, country of birth (Swedes, Finns, Western countries, south Europeans, and all others), attained level of education, marital status, form of tenure, and social network.

    This study was designed as a cross sectional study.

    The data were analysed with unconditional logistic regression in main effect models.

    The results are shown as odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI).


    In general, poor health, defined as impaired working capacity or impaired mobility, proved to be more frequent among foreign born people and in all socially disadvantaged groups such as those with a low educational status, people renting a dwelling or with a poor social network.

    Impaired working capacity and impaired mobility were more frequent among female « all others ».

    The impaired mobility among men and women born in south Europe was high with OR=2.65 (CI=1.34,5.25) and OR=3.17 (CI=1.44,7.00) in the full model. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lieu naissance, Mobilité, Capacité travail, Epidémiologie, Interaction, Homme, Suède, Europe, Immigration, Etude comparative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth place, Mobility, Work capacity, Epidemiology, Interaction, Human, Sweden, Europe, Immigration, Comparative study

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0129144

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 22/06/1998.