Examining risk of violent assault among young immigrants, refugees in Canada

March 04, 2020

What The Study Did: This population-based study describes the risk of experiencing violent assault among young immigrants and refugees (ages 10 to 24) compared with nonimmigrants in an analysis of  linked health and administrative databases in Ontario, Canada. Researchers acknowledge some important factors are unknown, including the circumstances of some events.

Authors: Natasha Ruth Saunders, M.D., M.Sc., of The Hospital for Sick Children, in Ontario, Canada, is the corresponding author.

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(10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0375)

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