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Table 6 Sample characteristics

From: Barrier or stressor? The role of discrimination experiences in health service use

  Total sample
n (%)
Total 1052
 Indicators of intersectional social status
  Class 1: Migrant, mixed ethnicity, low SES 100(9.5)
  Class 2: White British, low SES 107(9.3)
  Class 3: Non migrant, mixed ethnicity, student 106(12.9)
  Class 4: Non migrant, mixed ethnicity, skilled 153(14.3)
  Class 5: Mixed migration status, mixed ethnicity, economically inactive 100(8.2)
  Class 6: Migrant, mixed ethnicity, high SES 181(17.1)
  Class 7: White British, high SES 305(28.7)
 Age
  17-39 479(54.0)
  40-59 381(31.7)
  60+ 192(14.3)
 Gender
  Female 615(52.5)
  Male 437(47.5)
 Everyday discrimination
  Below median 417(37.6)
  Median or more 634(62.4)
 Reason for everyday discrimination
  Race/ethnicity 146(18.7)
  National origins 30(3.4)
  Education/income 66(8.0)
  Age 100(12.7)
  Gender 66(7.6)
  Other 385(49.6)
 Major discrimination
  0 domains 541(50.7)
  1-2 domains 362(35.1)
  3+ domains 147(14.2)
 Anticipated discrimination
  0 domains 756(71.0)
  1 domain 221(21.8)
  2+ domains 74(7.2)
 Any mental health service use 181(17.1)
 Secondary physical health service use 530(48.0)
 Mental disorder 231(22.1)
 Physical disorder 157(15.4)
 Long standing illness 488(43.9)
 Life events
  0-3 events 464(46.4)
  4-7 events 435(43.5)
  8+ events 104(10.1)
  1. Weighted percentages to account for survey design; frequencies are unweighted and may not add up due to missing values.
  2. Reason for discrimination – Other contains appearance, weight, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability and mental illness