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Table 3 Ethnic differences in referral reasons. N = 988

From: Ethnic differences in Internal Medicine referrals and diagnosis in the Netherlands

  N total Dutch Immigrants Odds ratios abc
Indefinite, ambiguous signs 144 119 25 0.46* (0.27–0.77)
Signs & symptoms gastro-intestinal 298 160 138 1.45* (1.05–2.00)
Risk for vascular diseases 139 88 51 1.11 (0.71–1.71)
Remaining category 407 257 150 0.90 (0.66–1.23)
  1. a Adjusted for sex, age and SES.
  2. b Confidence Interval 95%
  3. c Immigrants versus Dutch as reference.
  4. *p < 0.05