Table 2

Socio-economic distribution among ethnic groups* in the sample of Oslo N = 18770

Ethnic groups


Norway

Western countries

Eastern Europe

Indian Subcontinent

East Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Middle East/North Africa

Central and South America


N = 15797 (%)

N = 1025 (%)

N = 259 (%)

N = 605 (%)

N = 342 (%)

N = 195 (%)

N = 406 (%)

N = 110 (%)


Social class

I (Highest)

23

24

18

5

9

9

11

17

II

13

14

10

2

7

6

4

11

III

53

52

47

43

49

44

40

40

IV

5

5

6

7

8

8

7

3

V

6

5

18

43

26

32

38

29

Education Men§

Lower secondary

35

32

31

56

50

24

33

40

Higher secondary

32

32

39

32

30

46

31

28

University

32

37

39

11

20

29

35

32

Education Women

Lower secondary

41

21

18

52

28

41

20

24

Higher secondary

33

21

42

33

35

29

53

39

University

26

38

40

15

36

29

27

36

Household income

< 300000 Nkr**

30

30

48

60

42

62

62

38

300–500000 Nkr

31

32

32

31

36

26

30

35

> 500000 Nkr

38

38

20

9

22

12

8

27


* The dominating countries in each category were as follows: Western countries: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Germany, USA; Eastern Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary; Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan and Sri Lanka; East Asia: Vietnam; Sub-Saharan Africa: Somalia; Middle East/North Africa: Turkey, Iran; Central and South America: Chile.

** < annual income, 1 Euro = 7,7 Nkr

§ Men N = 8392, Women N = 10355, see table one population characteristics.

Dalgard et al. BMC Dermatology 2007 7:4   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-7-4

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