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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population, per ethnic group (N = 646)

From: Acculturation and use of health care services by Turkish and Moroccan migrants: a cross-sectional population-based study

  All Turkish   Moroccan   
  (N = 646) Men
(N = 170)
Women
(N = 188)
Men
(N = 157)
Women
(N = 131)
p-value
Ethnicity       
Turkish (%) 55.4 - - - -  
Moroccan (%) 44.6 - - - -  
Sex       
Female (%) 49.4 - - - -  
Age 48.6 (13.0) 49.7 (12.0) 44.7 (12.9) 53.3 (12.8) 46.9 (12.9) < 0.001
Education       
more than primary (%) 34.5 42.9 33.5 32.5 27.5 0.035
Self reported health       
excellent (%) 3.7 5.3 3.2 3.8 2.3 0.037
very good (%) 5.3 9.4 3.2 3.2 5.3  
good (%) 35.6 35.9 30.9 40.1 36.6  
moderate (%) 39.8 31.8 42.0 41.4 45.0  
bad (%) 15.6 17.6 20.7 11.5 10.7  
N chronic conditions
(range = 0-11; mean(sd.))
1.8 (1.7) 1.5 (1.6) 2.2 (1.8) 1.6 (1.6) 1.7 (1.6) < 0.001
Use of health service       
general practitioner (%) 60.8 55.3 62.2 61.8 64.9 0.347
outpatient specialist (%) 25.2 25.3 23.9 23.6 29.0 0.709
mental health care (%) 10.2 15.3 13.3 6.4 3.8 0.002
Ethnic self-identification       
Dutch/bi-ethnic (%) 8.8 9.4 8.0 10.8 6.9 0.650
Turkish or Moroccan (%) 91.2 90.6 92.0 89.2 93.1  
Cultural orientation
(range = 5-15; mean(sd.))1
10.0 (2.6) 10.0 (2.3) 9.5 (2.6) 10.5 (2.5) 10.0 (2.8) 0.004
Emancipation
(range = 6-18; mean(sd.))1
15.0 (2.8) 14.8 (2.9) 15.3 (2.5) 14.8 (3.0) 15.1 (2.8) 0.253
Communication in Dutch
(range = 3-9; mean(sd.))1
6.0 (2.9) 6.3 (3.0) 5.9 (2.9) 5.9 (2.7) 5.8 (2.9) 0.419
Social contacts with
ethnic Dutch
(range = 3-9; mean(sd.))1
4.3 (1.6) 4.7 (1.8) 4.2 (1.5) 4.4 (1.7) 4.1 (1.6) 0.004
  1. 1 a higher score indicates higher acculturation