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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and socio-economic status, acculturation and, self-perceived health by ethnic background in the Netherlands (2003)

From: Underutilization of prescribed drugs use among first generation elderly immigrants in the Netherlands

  NETH (n = 304) TURK (n = 307) MOROC (n = 284) SURI (n = 308) ANTIL (n = 300) *p-value
Socio-demographics       
   Age (55-64y) (%)       0.904
Men 47.1 51.3 43.8 45.0 48.6  
Women 47.3 49.3 51.8 50.5 51.9  
Socio-economic status       
   No education (%) 17.3 70.5 94.0 37.2 39.0 < 0.001
   Primary education (%) 14.0 12.5 3.2 11.9 9.9  
   Lower secondary education (%) 33.0 14.9 0.7 21.8 19.9  
   Higher secondary education (%) 20.3 1.0 1.8 17.2 17.0  
   Higher vocational college/university (%) 15.3 1.0 0.4 11.9 14.2  
   Standardised net income per month in €, mean (sd) 1226 (497) 708 (215) 571.(193) 952 (425) 967 (500) < 0.001
Acculturation       
   Mastery of Dutch language (%)       < 0.001
Poor 0.0 48.2 44.7 0.0 0.0  
Mediocre 1.3 48.5 49.6 2.4 1.6  
Good 98.7 3.3 5.6 97.6 98.4  
   Religious (%) 47.2 97.7 99.6 90.5 88.3 < 0.001
   Attitudes on care for family (%)       < 0.001
Traditional 3.6 40.7 55.9 12.1 21.5  
Moderate traditional 36.3 48.3 41.6 57.0 47.0  
Modern 60.1 10.9 2.5 30.9 31.5  
   Attitudes on male-female roles (%)       < 0.001
Traditional 13.9 47.4 45.4 13.7 8.1  
Moderate traditional 29.7 35.1 25.7 35.9 36.2  
Modern 56.4 17.5 28.9 50.3 55.7  
   Attitudes on family values (%)       
Traditional 11.3 30.7 36.2 20.9 14.3 < 0.001
Moderate traditional 61.6 58.1 63.1 65.9 70.4  
Modern 27.2 11.2 0.7 13.2 15.3  
Health status       
   Self-rated chronic conditions, mean (sd) 1.7(1.6) 3.4 (2.0) 2.8 (1.8) 2.3 (1.8) 1.6 (1.4) < 0.001
   MCS SF-12, mean (sd) 51.7 (11.4) 41.6 (11.6) 42.0 (10.0) 46.2 (12.9) 49.7 (11.1) < 0.001
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