Table 2

Health-related quality of life according to the number of migrant parents, Ballabeina and Youp’là Bouge studies
Number of migrant parents 1
None One Both Effect 2
Ballabeina (N) 142 124 224
 Emotional functioning 72.4 ± 14.0 71.9 ± 13.8 75.7 ± 15.6 1.75 (0.18, 3.31) *
 Social functioning 89.0 ± 12.1 86.5 ± 12.7 83.9 ± 15.1 −2.53 (−3.96, -1.11)***
 School functioning 86.5 ± 11.9 85.2 ± 13.6 83.6 ± 15.0 −1.54 (−3.02, -0.05) *
 Physical health 87.2 ± 11.1 85.6 ± 13.4 83.1 ± 15.0 −2.04 (−3.49, -0.59) **
 Psychosocial health 82.6 ± 9.6 81.2 ± 10.1 81.0 ± 12.0 −0.77 (−1.92, 0.39) NS
 Total score 84.2 ± 9.1 82.7 ± 9.6 81.7 ± 11.7 −1.23 (−2.35, -0.12)*
Youp’là Bouge (N) 482 275 218
 Emotional functioning 69.4 ± 13.8 68.5 ± 13.3 68.5 ± 14.5 −0.46 (−1.57, 0.65) NS
 Social functioning 89.2 ± 11.6 89.5 ± 11.2 86.0 ± 13.9 −1.23 (−2.18, -0.28) *
 School functioning 91.9 ± 10.7 89.0 ± 12.5 85.9 ± 15.5 −2.91 (−3.88, -1.94)***
 Physical health 84.1 ± 11.3 83.5 ± 12.0 81.2 ± 14.8 −1.33 (−2.30, -0.36)**
 Psychosocial health 83.5 ± 8.7 82.3 ± 9.5 80.2 ± 11.6 −1.57 (−2.33, -0.82)***
 Total score 83.8 ± 8.6 82.9 ± 9.5 80.7 ± 11.7 −1.45 (−2.20, -0.69)***

Impact of having one or more migrant parent(s) on the children’s quality of life. Raw data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation.1 born outside of Switzerland; 2 using mixed linear regression models with age and gender as fixed factors and preschool class/child care as cluster with random effect; results are presented as β-coefficient and (95% confidence interval). NS, not significant; *, p < 0.05; **, p < 0.01; ***, p < 0.001.

Puder et al.

Puder et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:384   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-384

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