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Table 2 Distribution of health services utilisation by major ethnic groups of infants (%)

From: Health services utilisation disparities between English speaking and non-English speaking background Australian infants

Types of health services

ESB

(n = 3700)

European-NESB

(n = 103)

Arabic (n = 49)

Vietnamese (n = 26)

Chinese (n = 38)

Others (n = 83)

Total (N = 3999)

Maternal and child health centre or phone help

58.8

57.4

40.4*

28.1**

42.0§

36.4**

57.4

Maternal and child health nurse visits

68.3

57.4*

55.2*

34.8**

62.6

52.5*

67.0

General practitioner

82.4

75.2

67.9*

47.9**

64.8*

75.8

81.3

Hospital outpatient clinic

9.8

5.3

2.1§

2.9

10.0

11.3

9.5

Other medical or dental services

8.9

15.4§

11.6

7.5

14.1

6.2

9.1

Hospital emergency ward

21.5

22.7

25.8

10.9

28.1

15.6

21.4

Hospitalisation

9.7

10.0

11.6

2.9

6.4

12.3

9.7

Pediatrician

39.3

41.1

16.6**

7.7**

17.8*

19.8**

37.9

Other specialist

12.2

10.7

8.0

9.0

18.2

11.1

12.1

  1. The proportions were weighted for survey data; Reference Group.
  2. * Significant at 5%; ** Significant at 1%. §Marginally significant.