Table 1

Distribution of sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics, utilization of healthcare services in a foreign country and self-perceived health by country of origin
Denmark Turkey Descendant Turkey
N (%) N (%) N ( %)
Response rate (73.3) (48.3) (55.4)
Totals 1,131 (100) 372 (100) 496 (100)
SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS
Age
 18-29 195 (17) 65 (18) 449 (91)
 30-39 228 (20) 144 (39) 47 (9)
 40-49 287 (25) 105 (28) -
 50-66 421 (37) 58 (16) -
Sex
 Male 553 (49) 189 (51) 270 (54)
 Female 578 (51) 183 (49) 226 (46)
Marital Status
 Married or living w/partner 634 (56) 311 (84) 127 (26)
 Not married/divorced/widow 493 (44) 61 (16) 367 (74)
Education
 Unknown 8 (1) 66 (18) 9 (2)
 Primary 265 (24) 203 (55) 358 (73)
 Secondary 524 (47) 82 (22) 105 (21)
 Tertiary 330 (29) 21 (6) 22 (5)
Employment
 Employed 944 (88) 213 (65) 301 (63)
 Unemployed 25 (2) 47 (14) 25 (5)
 Outside labour market 109 (10) 68 (21) 155 (32)
Household income (DKK)
 <99,999 64 (6) 52 (15) 166 (40)
 100,000-199,999 192 (18) 169 (47) 145 (35)
 200,000-299,999 371 (34) 112 (31) 82 (20)
 >300,000 454 (42) 25 (7) 20 (5)
HEALTH STATUS
Physical Health Symptoms*
 0-5 922 (82) 216 (58) 420 (85)
 6-10 115 (10) 67 (18) 49 (10)
 11-15 50 (4) 33 (9) 20 (4)
 16-20 29 (3) 32 (9) 4 (1)
 21≤ (26) 15 (1) 24 (7) 3 (1)
 Mean 3.42 6.50 2.82
Mental Health Symptoms*
 0-5 853 (75) 199 (54) 314 (63)
 6-10 213 (19) 112 (30) 149 (30)
 11-15 41 (4) 28 (8) 23 (5)
 16-20 18 (2) 25 (7) 9(2)
 21≤ (30) 6 (1) 8 (2) 1 (0)
 Mean 4.36 6.48 5.05
HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
Have used healthcare in a foreign country 76 (6.7) 99 (26.6) 96 (19.4)
General practitioner 49 (4.3) 56 (15.1) 48 (9.7)
Specialist doctor 18 (1.6) 46 (12.4) 21 (4.2)
Hospital 16 (1.4) 35 (9.4) 29 (5.8)
Dentist 35 (3.1) 34 (9.1) 29 (5.8)
Medicine 25 (2.2) 54 (14.5) 44 (8.9)

* 0 representing the best possible health.

Nielsen et al.

Nielsen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:390   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-390

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