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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the sample of undocumented migrants for the quantitative study and the different comparison groups

From: Subjective health of undocumented migrants in Germany – a mixed methods approach

Sample and comparison groups n Mean age in years % female Statistical comparison performed
Quantitative study sample of undocumented migrants 96 37 72 % -
U.S. American norm sample, complete sample [34] 7069 51 60 % T-test of differences in means of 8 dimensions of health, see Fig. 1.
U.S. American norm sample, subgroup of participants indicating one or more physical disease [34] 2329 n. a. n. a. T-test of differences in means of subjective physical and mental health summary scores, see text.
Representative German sample, subgroup of participants indicating having visited a physician for an acute or chronic disease in the past four weeks [39] 1955 51 56 % T-test of differences in means of subjective physical and mental health summary score by age-group and gender, see Table 2.
Generalized linear regression model, see Table 3.
  1. n. a. = not available