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Table 3 Odds ratios of having experienced poor quality of communication and having received little health information during the health examination

From: Health literacy and refugees’ experiences of the health examination for asylum seekers – a Swedish cross-sectional study

  ORs of having experienced poor quality of communication ORs of having received little health care information
Variables Crudea OR (95 % CI) ORb (95 % CI) Crudea OR (95 % CI) ORb (95 % CI)
  Number of respondents/ analysis   Number of respondents/ analysis:168 Number of respondents/ analysis Number of respondents/ analysis:164
Sex 270      262     
 Men   1   1    1   1  
 Women   1.06 (0.65–1.74) 1.34 (0.61–2.92)   0.87 (0.53–1.42) 0.57 (0.26–1.25)
Age 247      240     
 18–24   1   1    1   1  
 25–44   1.25 (0.62–2.51) 1.08 (0.43–2.74)   1.02 (0.51–2.01) 0.81 (0.33–2.00)
 44-   0.98 (0.42–2.29) 1.14 (0.35–3.70)   0.61 (0.27–1.39) 0.74 (0.24–2.23)
Education 271      263     
 0–6 years   0.71 (0.42–1.21) 1.11 (0.47–2.63)   0.78 (0.47–1.30) 1.14 (0.51–2.58)
 ≤ 7 years   1   1    1   1  
Country 235      222     
 Iraq   1   1    1   1  
 Other country   1.27 (0.53–3.02) 1.40 (0.40–4.95)   2.03 (0.85–4.83) 3.03 (0.85–10.71)
 Syria   0.72 (0.30–1.73) 0.60 (0.19–1.91)   1.03 (0.44–2.42) 0.72 (0.24–2.15)
 Afghanistan   1.33 (0.47–3.78) 0.66 (0.15–2.88)   2.10 (0.74–5.94) 0.90 (0.22–3.69)
 Somalia   0.92 (0.42–2.03) 0.61 (0.19–1.98)   1.27 (0.58–2.76) 0.99 (0.34–2.91)
Support by interpreter 250      243     
 Yes   1   1    1   1  
 No   0.36 (0.20–0.66)** 2.35 (1.00–5.48)*   3.16 (1.71–5.83)*** 2.49 (1.08–5.75)*
FHL 250      244     
 Inadeqate   1.50 (0.78–2.89) 0.81 0.25–2.67)   1.36 (0.71–2.61) 0.74 (0.25–2.22)
 Problematic   1.14 (0.50–2.50 0.86 (0.22–3.29)   1.20 (0.53–2.74) 0.60 (0.17–2.17)
 Sufficient   1   1    1   1  
CHLm 275      266     
 Inadequate   5.83 (2.96–11.49)*** 9.64 (3.25–28.58)***   6.76 (3.44–13.30)*** 6.54 (2.45–17.47)***
 Problematic   1.80 (0.87–3.73) 1.84 (0.63–5.37)   2.32 (1.14–4.72)* 3.39 (1.27–9.05)*
 Sufficient   1   1    1   1  
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05; **Significant at p < 0.01; ***Significant at p < 0.001
  2. aCrude OR for explanatory factors considered
  3. bOR for included explanatory factors: sex, age, education, country, support of interpreter, FHL and CHL