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Table 4 Hazard ratios (RR) of sex specific cardiovascular (CVD) mortality estimated by migrant status and region of birth, adjusting for age and income

From: Inequalities in mortality among refugees and immigrants compared to native Danes – a historical prospective cohort study

  Female refugees n = 12,890    Male refugees n = 16,136   
Region of origin RR 95%CI n p-value RR 95%CI n p-value
Asia 0.67 (0.09 – 4.75) 1 0.68 - - 0 -
Eastern Europe - - 0 - 1.48 (0.47 – 4.60) 3 0.50
Former Yugoslavia 0.83 (0.62 – 1.11) 51 0.205 0.73 (0.58 – 0.93) 82 0.0102
Iraq 1.31 (0.65 – 2.63) 8 0.45 0.68 (0.40 – 1.19) 13 0.18
Middle East 0.78 (0.37 – 1.65) 7 0.51 0.43 (0.21 – 0.86) 8 0.017
North Africa 0.19 (0.03 – 1.32) 1 0.090 0.77 (0.35 – 1.73) 6 0.53
Sub-Saharan Africa - - 0 - - - 0 -
All 0.80 (0.62 – 1.03) 68 0.0861 0.68 (0.55 – 0.84) 112 0.0003
  Female immigrants n = 18,132    Male immigrants n = 8,634   
Region of origin RR 95%CI n p-value RR 95%CI n p-value
Asia 0.34 (0.13 – 0.91) 4 0.031 0.25 (0.08 – 0.77) 3 0.0159
Eastern Europe 0.31 (0.11 – 0.83) 4 0.02 0.72 (0.23 – 2.29) 3 0.58
Former Yugoslavia 0.69 (0.26 – 1.85) 4 0.45 0.52 (0.17 – 1.64) 3 0.26
Iraq - - 0 - 0.88 (0.22 – 3.54) 2 0.86
Middle East 0.53 (0.26 – 1.08) 8 0.08 0.49 (0.24 – 1.00) 8 0.049
North Africa 0.31 (0.04 – 2.20) 1 0.24 0.88 (0.37 – 2.15) 5 0.79
Sub-Saharan Africa - - 0 - 2.06 (0.67 – 6.51) 3 0.21
All 0.39 (0.25 – 0.61) 21 < 0.0001 0.57 (0.38 – 0.84) 27 0.005
  1. Danish born controls form the reference group. Analyses are based on deaths among the population (n) with a registered income from 1.1.1994 – 31.12.2007.