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Table 1 Characteristics of participants according to participants’ region of birth

From: Patient experiences with general practice in Norway: a comparison of immigrant groups and the majority population following a national survey

N (%) Norway
(N = 1756)
Asia/Africa/South America
(N = 95)
Eastern Europe
(N = 70)
Western Europe/North America/Oceania
(N = 60)
Women 995 (56.7)) 47 (49.5) 37 (52.9) 25 (41.7)*
Age (years)
 16–29 180 (10.3) 16 (16.8) 5 (7.1) 5 (8.3)
 30–49 367 (20.9) 45 (47.4) 41 (58.6) 23 (38.3)
 50–66 607 (34.6) 30 (31.3) 20 (28.6) 24 (40.0)
  ≥ 67 602 (34.3) 4 (4.2) 4 (5.7) 8 (13.3)
Age, trend over groups   *** *** **
Education
 Primary School 283 (16.2) 17 (18.1) 6 (8.6) 1 (1.7)
 Secondary education 664 (38.1) 28 (29.8) 23 (32.9) 20 (33.3)
 University or University College≤4 years 445 (25.5) 26 (27.7) 17 (24.3) 16 (26.7)
 University or University College≥4 years 351 (20.1) 23 (24.5) 24 (34.3) 23 (38.3)
Education, trend over groups    * **
 Chronic disease 1131 (65.7) 52 (55.3)* 37 (53.6)* 32 (55.2)
 Good self rated physical health 1233 (70.4) 22 (54.7)*** 47 (67.1) 42 (70.0)
 Good self rated mental health 1424 (81.3) 62 (66.0)*** 54 (78.3) 49 (81.7)
Number of consultations last 24 months (N (min max)) 11.0 (0–104) 8.3 (0–65) 7.4 (0–31) 8.9 (0–54)
  1. Difference between group and Norwegian-born participants: *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
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