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Table 4 Utilisation of health services and medication use according to residence status

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

Health Care Services (contact with service in previous period stated) Refugees
(n = 28)
(%)
Asylum Seekers
(n = 60)
(%)
Unadjusted OR(95%CI) P Value
G.P. (2 months) 14 (50.0) 44 (73.3) 2.8 (1.1–7.0) 0.03
Hospitalisation (12 months) 4 (14.3) 12 (20.0) 1.5 (0.4–5.2) 0.52
Specialist (2 months) 6 (21.4) 17 (28.3) 1.5 (0.5–4.2) 0.49
Mental Health (12 months) 2 (7.1) 9 (15.0) 2.3 (0.5–11.4) 0.31
Dentist 8 (28.6) 13 (21.7) 0.7 (0.3–1.9) 0.48
Medications (in last 14 days)     
Any medication 17 (60.7) 43 (71.7) 1.6 (0.6–4.2) 0.31
Analgesics & antipyretics 13 (46.4) 32 (53.3) 1.3 (0.5–3.2) 0.55
Sedatives & sleeping tablets 3 (10.7) 11 (18.3) 1.8 (0.5–7.3) 0.37
Antidepressants 3 (10.7) 13 (21.7) 2.3 (0.6–8.9) 0.22
Other medications 11 (39.3) 31 (51.7) 1.7 (0.7–4.1) 0.28