Immigrants Healthier than Native New Jerseyans

By Sara Lee Kessler

A new report that looks at the health of the newest New Jerseyans: immigrants, reveals that they are healthier than native New Jerseyans.  According to NJ Health and Senior Services Commissioner Poonam Alaigh, “When you look at the top ten causes of mortality, we see that the foreign-born population actually has a lower mortality rate than the U.S.-born population and a lot of that is thought to be due to the healthy migrant effect.”

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