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Table 2 Univariable association between the characteristics of the study population and health outcomes

From: Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study

Characteristic Poor general health PTSD symptoms Depression/anxiety symptoms
  Number (%) of respondents with poor health Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Number (%) of respondents with symptoms Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Number (%) of respondents with symptoms Unadjusted OR (95% CI)
Residence Status (Asylum seekers compared to refugees)
Refugees 12 (42.9%) 2.0 (0.8–4.9)
P = 0.14
6 (21.4%) 6.3 (2.2–17.9)
P < 0.01
9 (32.1%) 5.8 (2.2–15.4)
P < 0.01
Asylum seekers 36 (60.0%)   38 (63.3%)   44 (73.3%)  
Post Migration Stressors (mean score < 2.5 compared to ≥ 2.5)
Mean Score < 2.5 15 (41.7%) 2.4 (1.0–5.8)
P = 0.05
5 (13.9%) 18.6 (5.9–57.8)
P < 0.01
12 (33.3%) 7.5 (2.9–19.5)
P < 0.01
Mean Score = 2.5 33 (63.5%)   39 (75.0%)   41 (78.8%)  
Pre Migration Stressors (mean number '0–7' compared to > 8 past traumatic events)
0–7 29 (51.8%) 1.4 (0.6–3.3)
P = 0.49
23 (41.1%) 2.7 (1.1–6.8)
P = 0.03
28 (50.0%) 3.6 (1.3–9.6)
P = 0.01
8+ 19 (59.4%)   21 (65.6%)   25 (78.1%)  
Chronic Conditions (mean number '0 or 1' compared to '>1' chronic conditions)
0 or 1 18 (46.2%) 1.8 (0.8–4.3)
P = 0.16
11 (28.2%) 5.3 (2.1–13.2)
P < 0.01
16 (41.0%) 4.4 (1.8–11.0)
P < 0.01
>1 30 (61.2%)   33 (67.3%)   37 (75.5%)  
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI confidence interval, PTSD post traumatic stress disorder