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Table 4 Characteristics of participants seen at the DEGP and SOE stratified by gender and mean age

From: Use of emergency care services by immigrants—a survey of walk-in patients who attended the Oslo Accident and Emergency Outpatient Clinic

  DEGP (general emergency clinic) SOE (trauma clinic)
  N = 1798 N = 2023
  Female Male Mean age Female Male Mean age
  n (%) n (%) ±SD n (%) n (%) ±SD
Norwegians 609 (58.3) 435 (41.7) 29.1 ± 21.1 636 (44.1)** 806 (55.9)** 30.0 ± 20.8
Immigrants 386 (51.2) 368 (48.8) 26.5 ± 16.9 197 (33.9)** 384 (66.1)** 26.8 ± 16.6
 First-generation 303 (53.2) 267 (46.8) 32.5 ± 14.0 147 (34.8)** 276 (65.2)** 32.7 ± 14.7
 Second-generation 83 (45.1) 101 (54.9) 8.0 ± 9.8 50 (31.6)* 108 (68.4)* 11.6 ± 10.3*
Total number of participants 995 (55.3) 803 (44.7) 28.0 ± 19.5 833 (41.2)** 1190 (58.8)** 29.0 ± 19.7
Selected countriesa
 Sweden 66 (60.0) 44 (40.0) 24.5 ± 7.9 24 (34.3)** 46 (65.7)** 28.3 ± 15.8*
 Pakistan 33 (45.8) 39 (54.2) 27.4 ± 20.5 31 (51.7) 29 (48.3) 22.8 ± 14.5
 Somalia 38 (56.7) 29 (43.3) 18.0 ± 15.6 11 (25.6)* 32 (74.4)* 19.9 ± 14.9
 Poland 25 (50.0) 25 (50.0) 28.5 ± 17.2 14 (30.4) 32 (69.6) 21.3 ± 10.5
  1. Missing data: Gender (DEGP n = 23), (SOE n = 20)
  2. *Indicates a significant difference in gender distribution between the clinics (p < 0.05), ** p < 0.001
  3. a Including both immigrants and Norwegian-born with immigrant parents