Health is a fundamental aspect of people's well-being. Access to healthcare, knowledge of the Swiss health system, and more broadly speaking, people's socioeconomic situation, are closely linked to their state of health. This is why health equity is a key element of integration.

Help for interpretation: Overall, the results in terms of the state of health and access to healthcare of the population with a migration background compared with the population without such a background are somewhat mixed. On the one hand, the population with a migration background rates less often their own health as good or very good, feel more often lonely, and has worse access to dental care than the population without a migration background. On the other, people with a migration background suffer less often from long-term health problems. The situation of the second or subsequent generations in terms of self-rated state of health and long-term health problems is better. 


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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