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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for adult population 20–69 years, 01.01.2008 across 11 immigrant groups and native Norwegians. Gender, age, arrival in Norway, motive for migration, income and education Percent

From: How social and geographical backgrounds affect hospital admission with a serious condition: a comparison of 11 immigrant groups with native-born Norwegians

  Country of birth
  Norway Sweden Poland Bosnia Russia Somalia Turkey Sri Lanka Iraq Iran Pakistan Vietnam
Gender
 Percent male 51 50 70 50 27 55 57 52 59 56 52 48
Age
 20–29 19 23 27 25 30 38 27 18 30 25 23 22
 30–39 22 28 35 22 31 36 34 32 38 24 28 32
 40–49 22 21 23 25 24 19 23 36 22 34 23 27
 50–59 21 16 12 20 11 5 11 11 8 13 17 14
 60–69 17 12 2 9 3 2 4 4 2 4 9 6
 Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Arrival in Norway
 Percentage that arrived in 2000 or later   36 81 9 66 50 23 15 40 24 17 12
Motive for migrating
 Labour 0 0 71 1 8 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
 Family reunion 0 0 15 8 52 25 49 36 32 17 34 25
 Refugee 0 0 0 86 25 66 2 17 61 39 2 17
 Education 0 0 2 0 12 0 1 1 0 1 1 1
 Other/not immigrant/missing 100 100 12 5 3 10 46 45 6 43 62 57
 Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Education
 Missing 1 24 41 5 16 22 15 13 18 8 17 10
 Primary school 22 11 7 21 24 53 53 37 41 29 47 43
 Secondary school 46 29 32 44 19 18 22 31 19 31 21 30
 University level I 24 27 11 24 19 6 7 15 17 23 11 13
 University level II 7 10 9 7 21 1 2 3 5 9 3 5
 Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Family income
 Less than mean 4th income quartile 24 24 51 31 37 73 40 23 56 44 31 33