Table 2

Demographic and medical characteristics according to immigrant status and years since migration to Canada (N=5269)
Characteristics 0-<5 years since migration 5-<10 years since migration 10-<20 years since migration ≥ 20 years since migration Canadian-born
n=98 n=89 n=214 n=698 n=4170
Mean age (years) 39.8 39.6 39.3 57.9 49.3
Female (%) 78.6 77.3 71.0 62.6 66.7
Education less than high school (%) 26.7 17.9 13.8 11.9 17.9
Low Income Cut-off (%)1 52.8 43.9 31.4 15.6 14.8
Home language neither English or French (%) 23.5 19.1 11.7 3.7 <0.01
Race non-white (%) 64.5 71.4 58.4 18.2 2.4
Rural practice location (%)2 2.0 2.2 1.9 5.3 8.8
Receiving care in a Community health Centre (%) 69.4 68.5 52.3 15.5 20.3
Receiving care in a fee-for-service practice (%) 23 19 29 35 24
Self reported health good to excellent (%) 75.2 82.8 84.3 77.7 83.1
Number of chronic conditions, mean 1.4 0.9 1.2 2.0 1.8
Depression reported (%) 30.6 20.2 27.1 23.8 30.3
Number of primary care visits in past, mean 11.5 7.4 7.4 6.3 6.2
First Contact Access score (normalized %) 74.0 77.0 74.0 78.0 77.0
First Contact Utilization score (normalized %) 94.0 95.0 95.0 98.0 97.0

Percentages reported excludes those with missing data.

1 Low income cut-off according to categorisation by Statistics Canada.

2 Rural Index of Ontario Score >45.

Muggah et al.

Muggah et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:128   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-128

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