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Table 1 Health care in relation to sociodemographic factors

From: Understanding experiences of the Swedish health care system from the perspective of newly arrived refugees

  Yes No P-value
a: Do you know where to turn when you need health care?
 Age, n (%) 0.83
  18–34 260 (80.7) 62 (19.3)  
  35–44 137 (80.1) 34 (19.9)
  45–54 80 (79.2) 21 (20.8)
  55–64 35 (85.4) 6 (14.6)
  65–80 3 (100) 0 (0)
 Gender, n (%) 0.70
  Men 354 (80.6) 85 (19.4)  
  Women 163 (81.9) 36 (18.1)
 Education, n (%) 0.04*
  Low 116 (73.9) 41 (26.1)  
  Medium 124 (82.7) 26 (17.3)
 High 269 (83.3) 54 (16.7)
b: Do you think that you have access to health care?
 Age, n (%) 0.72
  18–34 239 (76.4) 74 (23.6)  
  35–44 113 (71.5) 45 (28.5)
  45–54 75 (73.5) 27 (26.5)
  55–64 28 (75.7) 9 (24.3)
  65–80 2 (100) 0 (0)
 Gender, n (%) 0.87
  Men 318 (74.8) 107 (25.2)  
  Women 141 (74.2) 49 (25.8)
 Education, n (%) 0.11
  Low 103 (68.7) 47 (31.3)  
  Medium 113 (79) 30 (21)
  High 234 (75.5) 76 (24.5)
c: Have you sought any medical treatment?
 Age, n (%) 0.00*
  18–34 150 (48.1) 162 (51.9)  
  35–44 86 (53.8) 74 (46.3)
  45–54 63 (61.8) 39 (38.2)
  55–64 32 (86.5) 5 (13.5)
  65–80 2 (100) 0 (0)
 Gender, n (%) 0.46
  Men 228 (53.4) 199 (46.6)  
  Women 107 (56.6) 82 (43.4)
 Education, n (%) 0.53
  Low 82 (54.3) 69 (45.7)  
  Medium 84 (57.9) 61 (42.1)
  High 161 (52.3) 147 (47.7)
d: Have you been in need of health care during the last 3 months but not sought care?
 Age, n (%) 0.22
  18–34 96 (30.8) 216 (69.2)  
  35–44 35 (22) 124 (78)
  45–54 23 (22.8) 78 (77.2)
  55–64 11 (28.9) 27 (71.1)
  65–80 1 (50) 1 (50)
 Gender, n (%) 0.05*
  Men 125 (29,1) 304 (70.9)  
  Women 40 (21,5) 146 (78.5)
 Education, n (%) 0.00*
  Low 28 (18.7) 122 (81.3)  
  Medium 33 (22.8) 112 (77.2)
  High 101 (32.8) 207 (67.2)
  1. * Significance level P < 0.05