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Table 2 Migrants’ hospitalization 2008–2011 by reason for migration, world region origin, and immigration period

From: Register study of migrants’ hospitalization in Norway: world region origin, reason for migration, and length of stay

   Any hospital admission (%), age and gender standardizeda Number of admissions per 1000 personyears, age and gender standardizeda
Reason for migration Immigration period/region origin All periods 2005–2007 2001–2004 1996–2000 1990–1995 All periods 2005–2007 2001–2004 1996–2000 1990–1995
Work Western countries 21.2 19.0 20.7 23.0 23.4 66 71 68 63 68
EU East Europe 14.8 13.7 24.0 (20.6) (17.0) 39 37 55 (49) (74)
Other countries 19.3 11.9 17.3 26.6 18.3 55 29 53 78 67
All region origins 19.2 15.8 20.3 23.6 19.4 56 50 62 65 67
Family Western countries 22.2 20.6 24.2 21.7 20.7 76 70 82 75 76
EU East Europe 23.4 20.6 19.8 25.5 24.5 96 113 68 100 110
Other East Europe 24.7 26.0 24.2 26.8 20.6 71 63 74 72 65
Africa 29.1 36.4 25.2 28.1 29.8 101 136 109 95 99
West and South Asia 29.3 29.3 32.5 29.0 27.8 113 97 106 128 107
Other Asia 22.1 19.2 23.9 22.6 21.8 84 71 111 93 75
Latin America 27.5 26.3 25.9 25.2 29.7 82 75 61 77 97
All region origins 24.9 23.2 26.3 25.5 23.7 88 81 94 92 85
Refugees Other East Europe 30.6 40.1 33.6 30.4 29.6 117 150 119 126 112
Africa 32.5 36.4 33.9 28.7 31.8 120 133 129 98 117
West and South Asia 36.6 40.0 40.4 37.5 32.3 160 140 175 164 146
Other Asia 30.1 36.1 33.4 31.2 24.6 120 147 141 131 91
All region origins 32.4 37.1 35.7 33.1 29.4 127 143 144 137 114
Unknown All region origins 27.1 23.2 26.6 26.9 26.1 104 101 109 108 98
Total All region origins 26.4 22.1 28.2 28.2 26.7 100 79 110 111 100
  1. aAge and gender standardization for each immigration period and each region origin. Standard population = native Norwegians, age 30–69, per 1 January 2008. Estimations based on subsamples with less than 200 individuals in parentheses