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Table 1 Characteristics of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Germany

From: Chronic disease mortality associated with infectious agents: A comparative cohort study of migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Germany

  Migrants to Israel Migrants to Germany
Country of origin Russian Federation, Russia, SU, Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan Russian Federation, Russia, SU, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Immigration Period 1990–2001 1990–2001
Immigration based on Law of Return of 1950 German Basic Constitutional Law, Art. 116
Age at arrival 15+ 15+
Number of cohort members 589388 34393
Person-years 4793089 344457
Deaths 48942 (1990–2001, 2003) 2580 (1990–2005)
   Male deaths 22989 1334
   Female deaths 25953 1246
Mortality follow-up 31.12.2003 31.12.2005