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Table 2 Differences and similarities in SRH-definitions among the German, Bosnian and Turkish participants

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

Overlapping aspects of SRH definitions across the three ethnic groups Differences in SRH definitions between the German and migrant groups
Higher SRH-options
 Absence of visible or non-visible disturbances and/or deviations from the norm in terms of…
  Comparison
  Absence of disease
  Absence of subjective symptoms
  Presence of subjective well-being
Good relation to social community
 Freedom in the ability to act in terms of…
  Performance level and role fulfilment
  Having no restrictions
 
 Result of specific behaviours in terms of …
  Healthy lifestyles
  Treatments
  Relaxation
Result of specific behaviours in terms of …
  Religious or spiritual practices
Lower SRH-options (good, fair, poor)
 Visible or non-visible disturbances and/or deviations from the norm in terms of…
  Treatable and/or tolerable symptoms or disease
  Presence of disease
  Presence of subjective symptoms
Result of specific behaviours in terms of…
  Unhealthy lifestyles
  Work
 Limitation in the ability to act in terms of…
  Hindrance in performance level and role-fulfilment
  Dependency
Disturbed well-being of social community