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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health-related characteristics of the 30 study participants

From: Exploring ethnic differences in understanding of self-rated health among persons of Turkish, Bosnian and German origin

  German
(N = 10)
Turkish
(N = 10)
Bosnian
(N = 10)
Total study population (N = 30)
Sex
 Female 7 5 4 16
 Male 3 5 6 14
Age (mean) 64.5
(SD = 16.16)
42.7
(SD = 4.6)
50.8
(SD = 11.5)
Mean = 52.6
Range = 32–82
SD = 14.47
Self-reported health
 Excellent/very good 3 3 6  
 Good 4 4 3  
 Fair/poor 3 3 1  
 Presence of chronic conditions 6 6 1  
Functional limitations
 Severely limited 1 2 0  
 Limited, but not severely 5 2 0  
 Not limited at all 0 2 1  
Somatic symptom severity
 Minimal 2 0 6  
 Low 4 4 2  
 Medium 3 4 1  
 High 1 2 1  
 Mean severity Score: 2.3
Minimal
(SD = 0.95)
Score:2.8
Minimal
(SD = 0.79)
Score: 1.7
Minimal
(SD = 1.03)
 
Educational level
 Low 0 2 2  
 Medium 5 5 4  
 High 5 3 4  
Self-reported language competence
 High   5 5  
 Medium   4 4  
 Low   1 1  
Health literacy
 High 7 5 6  
 Medium 3 3 3  
 Low 0 2 1