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Table 4 Association between acculturation and use of mental health care (odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals)§

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

  Turkish   Moroccan
  Men (N = 170) Women (N = 188) (N = 288)
Moroccan ethnicity1 --- --- ---
Sex2 --- --- 2.67 (0.75-9.52)
Age 3 0.95 (0.90-0.99)* 1.00 (0.95-1.04) 0.91 (0.85-0.97)*
Education 4 0.62 (0.20-1.88) 0.54 (0.16-1.84) 1.51 (0.36-6.28)
Self reported health 5 2.15 (1.15-4.04)* 1.84 (0.94-3.58) 3.15 (1.14-8.66)*
Number of chronic conditions 6 1.27 (0.92-1.76) 1.19 (0.88-1.60) 1.61 (1.03-2.54)*
Cultural orientation 7 0.77 (0.56-1.05) 1.31 (0.92-1.86) 1.32 (0.86-2.02)
Emancipation 7 0.93 (0.80-1.09) 1.00 (0.82-1.21) 0.98 (0.78-1.24)
Communication in Dutch 7 1.26 (1.06-1.49)* 0.83 (0.69-1.01) 0.74 (0.55-0.99)*
Social interaction 7 0.96 (0.76-1.22) 1.27 (1.01-1.61)* 1.07 (0.80-1.45)
  1. § There was interaction between acculturation and ethnicity, and within the Turkish subpopulation there was also interaction between acculturation and gender.
  2. * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.001
  3. 1 'Turkish ethnicity' served as reference category
  4. 2 'Male gender' served as reference category
  5. 3 Continuous variable (18 years or older). Each step equals +1 year
  6. 4 'Primary school at most' served as reference category
  7. 5 'Excellent self reported health' served as reference category
  8. 6 Continuous variable (range 0-11). Each step equals +1 chronic condition
  9. 7A higher score indicates higher acculturation