Oliver Razum

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Low overall mortality of Turkish residents in Germany persists and extends into a second generation: merely a healthy migrant effect?
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 3:297-303. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint [Suicide mortality among Turks in Germany]
    O Razum
    Abteilung für Tropenhygiene und Offentliches Gesundheitswesen, Klinikum der Universitat Heidelberg
    Nervenarzt 75:1092-8. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint [The healthy migrant effect: role of selection and late entry bias]
    O Razum
    Abteilung für Tropenhygiene und Offentliches Gesundheitswesen, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Gesundheitswesen 64:82-8. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Time travel with Oliver Twist--towards an explanation foa a paradoxically low mortality among recent immigrants
    Oliver Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 7:4-10. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint How useful is a name-based algorithm in health research among Turkish migrants in Germany?
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 6:654-61. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Combining a name algorithm with a capture-recapture method to retrieve cases of Turkish descent from a German population-based cancer registry
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 36:2380-4. 2000
  7. pmc Maternal mortality in the former east Germany before and after reunification: changes in risk by marital status
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMJ 319:1104-5. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular mortality patterns in Turkey: what is the evidence?
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University
    Soz Praventivmed 45:46-51. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Trends in maternal mortality ratio among women of German and non-German nationality in West Germany, 1980-1996
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 28:919-24. 1999
  10. pmc All-cause and cardiovascular mortality among ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union: a cohort study
    Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University Hospital of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:16. 2006

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Low overall mortality of Turkish residents in Germany persists and extends into a second generation: merely a healthy migrant effect?
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 3:297-303. 1998
    ..To test the hypothesis that as a minority with lower socio-economic status, Turkish residents in Germany might experience a higher mortality than Germans...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Suicide mortality among Turks in Germany]
    O Razum
    Abteilung für Tropenhygiene und Offentliches Gesundheitswesen, Klinikum der Universitat Heidelberg
    Nervenarzt 75:1092-8. 2004
    ..Suicide mortality is usually higher among men than among women. In socially disadvantaged groups, this relationship can be reversed. We investigated whether this is the case among Turkish migrants in Germany...
  3. ncbi request reprint [The healthy migrant effect: role of selection and late entry bias]
    O Razum
    Abteilung für Tropenhygiene und Offentliches Gesundheitswesen, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg
    Gesundheitswesen 64:82-8. 2002
    ..Mortality risk would then be inversely associated with length of stay in the host country before enrollment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Time travel with Oliver Twist--towards an explanation foa a paradoxically low mortality among recent immigrants
    Oliver Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 7:4-10. 2002
    ..The increase occurs on top of a persisting risk from conditions associated with childhood deprivation, e.g. stomach cancer and stroke--the unfinished agenda of the health transition that immigrants experience...
  5. ncbi request reprint How useful is a name-based algorithm in health research among Turkish migrants in Germany?
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 6:654-61. 2001
    ..In specific circumstances, the algorithm may also be useful in aetiological research...
  6. ncbi request reprint Combining a name algorithm with a capture-recapture method to retrieve cases of Turkish descent from a German population-based cancer registry
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 36:2380-4. 2000
    ..Hence, the name-based algorithm provides a new and attractive tool for valid registry-based cancer research among Turks in Germany...
  7. pmc Maternal mortality in the former east Germany before and after reunification: changes in risk by marital status
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMJ 319:1104-5. 1999
    ..Conditions of higher maternal risk and lower socioeconomic status among unmarried mothers from East Germany is now similar to the situation of unmarried mothers in West Germany...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular mortality patterns in Turkey: what is the evidence?
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University
    Soz Praventivmed 45:46-51. 2000
    ..Our findings suggest that the pattern of cardiovascular mortality in Turkey is closer to that in western Europe and the US than to that in the Far East. Finally, we discuss options for improving cardiovascular surveillance in Turkey...
  9. ncbi request reprint Trends in maternal mortality ratio among women of German and non-German nationality in West Germany, 1980-1996
    O Razum
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 28:919-24. 1999
    ..Maternal mortality is a sensitive indicator for inequity in health. We describe recent trends in overall and cause-specific maternal mortality ratio among women of German and non-German nationality residing in West Germany...
  10. pmc All-cause and cardiovascular mortality among ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union: a cohort study
    Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University Hospital of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:16. 2006
    ..Because of high overall and CVD mortality in the FSU and low socio-economic status of Aussiedler in Germany, we hypothesize that their mortality is higher...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mortality from external causes among ethnic German immigrants from former Soviet Union countries, in Germany
    Catherine Kyobutungi
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Public Health 16:376-82. 2006
    ..We investigated whether ethnic German immigrants from the former Soviet Union had increased mortality from external causes compared to native Germans...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mortality from cancer among ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, in Germany
    Catherine Kyobutungi
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 42:2577-84. 2006
    ..Compared to the Russian Federation, Aussiedler had lower all-cancer mortality; males had similar mortality from lung cancers. Better health care in Germany could have resulted in reduced mortality from certain cancers among Aussiedler...
  13. ncbi request reprint Large-scale, population-based epidemiological studies with record linkage can be done in Germany
    Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:1073-4. 2004
    ..Using the example of a large retrospective cohort study among migrants, we show that this method is also feasible in Germany, a country without central registries and unique identification numbers for citizens...
  14. doi request reprint Stomach cancer mortality in two large cohorts of migrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel and Germany: are there implications for prevention?
    Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
    Department of Surgery, University Medicine Mannheim, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:409-16. 2009
    ..To apply pertinent measures effectively, high-risk groups need to be identified. With this aim, we assessed stomach cancer mortality among migrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU), a high-risk area, to Germany and Israel...
  15. pmc Community effectiveness of chloroquine and traditional remedies in the treatment of young children with falciparum malaria in rural Burkina Faso
    Olaf Mueller
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health of the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
    Malar J 3:36. 2004
    ..There is little information on the effectiveness of modern compared to traditional malaria treatment from the rural areas of Africa...
  16. pmc Time trends in cardiovascular disease mortality in Russia and Germany from 1980 to 2007 - are there migration effects?
    Andreas Deckert
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:488. 2010
    ..We examined to what degree the migration of large subgroups influenced national CVD mortality rates...
  17. ncbi request reprint Meningitis propagation in southern Tanzania: the role of a village video show
    A Jahn
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 6:839-41. 2001
    ..We conclude that mobile video shows, which have become popular in many developing countries, constitute a potential health hazard in areas prone to meningitis epidemics...
  18. ncbi request reprint Drug use and HIV risk in Trinidad and Tobago: qualitative study
    D Djumalieva
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
    Int J STD AIDS 13:633-9. 2002
    ..In Trinidad, attitudes towards drugs in society and families need to be changed. Campaigns promoting safer sex should emphasize the risk of oral sex. Rehabilitation facilities caring for female drug users should offer child care...
  19. doi request reprint [Equity in global health as a challenge for applied ethics. The case of child mortality]
    Oliver Razum
    Abt Epidemiologie and International Public Health, Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Universitat Bielefeld, Bielefeld, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:184-90. 2008
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  20. doi request reprint [Epidemiological perspectives of migration research: the example of cancer]
    Hajo Zeeb
    AG Epidemiologie, Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik IMBEI, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 58:130-5. 2008
    ..Thus, major challenges for cancer epidemiology among migrants exist in Germany...
  21. ncbi request reprint Commentary: of salmon and time travellers--musing on the mystery of migrant mortality
    Oliver Razum
    Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health, Bielefeld University, School of Public Health, PO Box 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 35:919-21. 2006
  22. pmc Cancer patterns among children of Turkish descent in Germany: a study at the German Childhood Cancer Registry
    Jacob Spallek
    Dept of Epidemiology and International Public Health, School of Public Health, Bielefeld University, PO Box 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:152. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate cancer patterns among children of Turkish descent in Germany...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factor levels in a lower middle-class community in Ankara, Turkey
    S Tezcan
    Department of Public Health, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Trop Med Int Health 8:660-7. 2003
    ..To assess the prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) in a lower middle-class urban community of Turkey...
  24. ncbi request reprint Global public health mandates in a diverse world: the polio eradication initiative and the expanded programme on immunization in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
    Sekhar Bonu
    Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
    Health Policy 70:327-45. 2004
    ..We investigated whether today's EPIs are ensuring universal and equitable vaccine coverage; and whether the removal of extra inputs associated with the implementation of NIDs is likely to affect EPI coverage and equity...
  25. pmc Health inequalities in Germany: do regional-level variables explain differentials in cardiovascular risk?
    Juergen Breckenkamp
    Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:132. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Social epidemiology after the German reunification: East vs. West or poor vs. rich?
    Oliver Razum
    Bielefeld University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health, Bielefeld, Germany
    Int J Public Health 53:13-22. 2008
    ..Seventeen years after reunification, economic disparities persist between former "East" and "West" Germany. We examine whether there are according health disparities and how they developed over time...
  27. doi request reprint [Evidence-based public health. Prevention and health promotion in the context of science, values and (vested) interests]
    Ansgar Gerhardus
    Abteilung Epidemiologie and International Public Health, Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Universitat Bielefeld, Bielefeld
    Med Klin (Munich) 103:406-12. 2008
    ..A coherent model for evidence-based public health (EBPH) is missing so far. This paper aims at developing a conceptual as well as operational model for EBPH...
  28. ncbi request reprint Commentary: kisses or money for Penelope?
    Oliver Razum
    Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health, Bielefeld University, School of Public Health, P O Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1273-4. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint [Health of migrants: deficiencies in the field of prevention]
    Jacob Spallek
    AG 3 Epidemiologie und International Public Health, Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Universitat Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld
    Med Klin (Munich) 102:451-6. 2007
    ..In Germany, there is a need for prevention programs addressing migrants that are large-scale, evidence-based, sustainable and regularly evaluated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Editorial: drug development for neglected diseases: a public health challenge
    Angela Fehr
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1335-8. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Neonatal hip screening
    Albrecht Jahn
    Lancet 361:1659. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint SARS, lay epidemiology, and fear
    Oliver Razum
    Lancet 361:1739-40. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Health co-operatives: review of international experiences
    K Rajasekharan Nayar
    Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India
    Croat Med J 44:568-75. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Editorial: One more roast leg of mutton? A novel view of dietary fat
    Oliver Razum
    Trop Med Int Health 8:1039-42. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Inequity, acculturation and the 'Mediterranean paradox'
    Oliver Razum
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1411-2; author reply 1412. 2004