Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a groundbreaking study of adult mortality trends in Qatar, giving a detailed breakdown of the leading causes of death of non-Qataris and Qataris.
Because Qatar’s community is highly diverse, viewing the overall mortality data for the entire country provides limited information about the leading causes of death of each group. The new research by WCM-Q sought to give a more accurate view of adult mortality in Qatar by comparing the trends for the national and migrant populations.
Dr Ravinder Mamtani, Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research at WCM-Q, is the senior author of the study. Dr. Mamtani, who is also Senior Associate Dean for Population Health, Capacity Building and Student Affairs, said: “Qatar is a very successful multicultural community that has attracted extremely high levels of inward migration from all over the world. Mortality trends between different demographic groups often vary widely.