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Table 4 Odds ratio (95% CI) for contacting the EPHC service at night, need for interpreter, long consultation, laboratory examination, or sickness certification 1

From: Immigrants’ use of emergency primary health care in Norway: a registry-based observational study

  Night (0 am – 8 am) Interpreter Long consultation (> 20 min.) Laboratory Sickness certification
Country of origin:      
Poland 0.92 (0.72 – 1.17) 38.29 (28.35 – 51.71) 1.33 (1.12 – 1.57) 1.41 (1.20 – 1.66) 1.96 (1.56 – 2.45)
Germany 0.74 (0.56 – 0.98) 9.07 (6.09 – 13.51) 1.45 (1.20 – 1.75) 1.24 (1.03 – 1.50) 1.16 (0.90 – 1.49)
Somalia 1.64 (1.37 – 1.96) 50.08 (38.22 – 65.62) 2.11 (1.83 – 2.43) 2.36 (2.05 – 2.72) 1.92 (1.58 – 2.34)
Iraq 1.67 (1.40 – 1.99) 60.32 (46.51 – 78.22) 1.50 (1.31 – 1.73) 1.81 (1.57 – 2.07) 1.90 (1.57 – 2.30)
Norway Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Reason for immigration:      
Protection 0.99 (0.88 – 1.13) 0.78 (0.67 – 0.90) 1.06 (0.96 – 1.17) 0.99 (0.90 – 1.09) 1.54 (1.33 – 1.77)
Work 1.11 (0.89 – 1.37) 1.56 (1.27 – 1.93) 1.13 (0.98 – 1.30) 0.70 (0.61 – 0.80) 3.47 (2.88 – 4.18)
Family reunion Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
Length of stay:      
0 – 2 years 0.76 (0.60 – 0.94) 5.45 (4.01 – 7.41) 0.77 (0.65 – 0.92) 1.09 (0.92 – 1.29) 0.79 (0.63 – 0.99)
3 – 5 years 0.84 (0.67 – 1.04) 3.14 (2.31 – 4.26) 0.72 (0.61 – 0.86) 0.88 (0.74 – 1.04) 0.74 (0.58 – 0.93)
6 – 10 years 0.89 (0.75 – 1.06) 1.99 (1.54 – 2.56) 0.84 (0.73 – 0.96) 0.98 (0.85 – 1.12) 0.98 (0.82 – 1.17)
11 – 18 years Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref. Ref.
  1. 1Multivariate logistic regression analyses, adjusted for age, gender, centrality, Norwegian citizenship, work income, enlistment with a RGP, and number of EPHC contacts.