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Table 1 Description of the study sample by migrant status (German health update 2010 survey, n = 21,741)

From: Oral health behaviour in migrant and non-migrant adults in Germany: the utilization of regular dental check-ups

Variable non-migrant
n (%)
migrant
n (%)
p-value
Sex male 7947 (43.5) 1447 (42.6) 0.33
female 10,317 (56.5) 1948 (57.4)
Age groups 18–29 years 2866 (15.7) 901 (26.5) <0.01
30–39 years 2720 (14.9) 784 (23.1)
40–49 years 4211 (23.0) 691 (20.4)
50–59 years 3407 (18.7) 444 (13.1)
60–69 years 2799 (15.3) 361 (10.6)
70–79 years 1756 (9.6) 172 (5.1)
80+ years 505 (2.8) 42 (1.2)
Socioeconomic status high 6278 (34.4) 965 (28.4) <0.01
middle 10,205 (55.9) 1827 (53.8)
low 1781 (9.8) 603 (17.8)
Type of health insurance statutory 14,939 (81.8) 3024 (89.1) <0.01
private/other 3325 (18.2) 371 (10.9)
Place of residence West Germany 14,664 (80.3) 3034 (89.4) <0.01
East Germany 3600 (19.7) 361 (10.6)
Urban residence Yes 12,501 (68.4) 2758 (81.3) <0.01
No 5763 (31.6) 637 (18.7)
Living together with spouse/partner Yes 11,373 (62.2) 2069 (60.9) 0.15
No 6891 (37.8) 1326 (39.1)
Use of dental check-up in the last 12 months Yes 14,579 (79.8) 2463 (72.6) <0.01
No 3685 (20.2) 932 (27.4)