Hospital Admissions among Returning Migrant Children and Adolescents1


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    We wish to thank the Alma and K.A. Snellman Foundation, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, The Finnish Medical Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation for financial support.


The purpose of the present study was to explore the morbidity, especially psychiatric and psychosomatic morbidity, of Finnish remigrant children and adolescents who have lived part of their lives in Sweden. The study subjects consisted of 287 remigrants and 305 controls. Hospital admissions in these two groups were analyzed over an eleven year period after the study subjects' remigration to Finland. We found psychiatric morbidity, frequent hospitalizations and infectious diseases to be more common among the remigrants. These findings were consistent with the previous studies on Finnish remigrants from Sweden.