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Table 1 Language most currently spoken by patients with Turkish migration background

From: How do hospitalised patients with Turkish migration background estimate their language skills and their comprehension of medical information – a prospective cross-sectional study and comparison to native patients in Germany to assess the language barrier and the need for translation

  All Born G Born T
At home n = 121 n = 35 n = 86
German: n (%) 10 (8.26) 6 (17.17) 4 (4.65)
Turkish: n (%) 90 (74.38) 19 (54.29) 71 (82.56)
German and Turkish: n (%) 18 (14.88) 10 (28.57) 8 (9.30)
Kurdish: n (%) 3 (2.48) 0 (0) 3 (3.49)
During leisure activities n =121 n = 35 n = 86
German: n (%) 23 (19.01) 17 (48.57) 6 (6.98)
Turkish: n (%) 82 (67.04) 12 (34.29) 70 (81.40)
German and Turkish: n (%) 14 (11.57) 6 (17.14) 8 (9.3)
Kurdish: n (%) 2 (1.65) 0 (0) 2 (2.33)
At work* n =96 n = 35 n = 61
German: n (%) 73 (76.04) 30 (85.71) 43 (70.49)
Turkish: n (%) 17 (17.71) 2 (5.71) 15 (24.59)
German and Turkish: n (%) 6 (6.25) 3 (8.57) 3 (4.92)
Kurdish: n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. Results depicted as n (%). born T, Patients born in Turkey; born G, Patients born in Germany, n, Number * = not all of the T interviewed are working.