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Regional deprivation is associated with the distribution of vulnerable asylum seekers: a nationwide small area analysis in Germany
  1. Kayvan Bozorgmehr1,
  2. Oliver Razum2,
  3. Joachim Szecsenyi1,
  4. Werner Maier3,
  5. Christian Stock4,5
  1. 1 Department of General Practice & Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  2. 2 Department of Epidemiology & International Public Health, School of Public Health, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
  3. 3 Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management, Neuherberg, Germany
  4. 4 Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  5. 5 Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Department of General Practice & Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Marsilius Arkaden, Turm West, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany; kayvan.bozorgmehr{at}med.uni-heidelberg.de

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  • Contributors KB: conceived the study, interpreted the results and wrote the first and final draft of the manuscript. OR: contributed to the study design, interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript. JS: interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript. WM: support using the GIMD, interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript. CS: important contributions to the study design, conceived and performed the statistical analysis, interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding The study received no special funding. KB reports grants by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) in the scope of the research programme “Strukturaufbau in der Versorgungsforschung” (grant number: FKZ 01GY1611).

  • Competing interests This study was presented at the European Public Health Conference in Vienna (2016) and was awarded the “Best Abstract Prize” and the “Ferenc Bojan Young Investigator Award”. The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

  • Patient consent The study is based on aggregated data.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors KB: conceived the study, interpreted the results and wrote the first and final draft of the manuscript. OR: contributed to the study design, interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript. JS: interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript. WM: support using the GIMD, interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript. CS: important contributions to the study design, conceived and performed the statistical analysis, interpreted the results and critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding The study received no special funding. KB reports grants by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) in the scope of the research programme “Strukturaufbau in der Versorgungsforschung” (grant number: FKZ 01GY1611).

  • Competing interests This study was presented at the European Public Health Conference in Vienna (2016) and was awarded the “Best Abstract Prize” and the “Ferenc Bojan Young Investigator Award”. The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

  • Patient consent The study is based on aggregated data.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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