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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.