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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Births and induced abortions among women of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin, and the general population in Finland –comparison of self-reported and register data

  General population (n = 630) %, 95 CI Russian (n = 341) %, 95 CI Somali (n = 176) %, 95 CI Kurdish (n = 228) %, 95 CI
Marital status
 Unmarried/divorced/widow 39.1 (35.2–43.1) 43.6 (37.8–49.6) 32.3 (25.5–39.9) 33.7 (28.0–39.8)
 Married/civil union 60.9 (56.9–64.8) 56.4 (50.4–62.2) 67.7 (60.1–74.5) 66.3 (60.2–72.0)
Education
 No formal education 0.0 (NA) 0.0 (NA) 35.3 (28.4–43.0) 19.4 (15.1–24.7)
 Primary 27.7 (24.1–31.5) 15.5 (11.7–20.3)*** 49.3 (41.4–57.3) *** 39.3 (33.5–45.5) ***
 Secondary/higher 72.3 (68.5–75.9) 84.5 (97.7–88.3) *** 15.4 (10.6–21.8) *** 41.2 (35.4–47.3) ***
Employment status
 Working 83.7 (80.4–86.6) 65.8 (60.2–71.0) *** 37.3 (30.3–44.9) *** 56.2 (50.2–62.1) ***
 Others 16.3 (13.4–19.6) 34.2 (29.0–39.8) *** 62.7 (55.1–69.7) *** 43.8 (37.9–49.8) ***
Moved to Finland (age yrs)
 ≤18 yrs   38.4 (32.8–44.4) 46.2 (38.1–54.5) 41.4(34.9–48.2)
 >18 yrs   61.6 (55.6–67.2) 53.8 (45.5–61.9) 58.6 (51.8–65.1)
Time lived in Finland
 ≤5 yrs   23.0 (18.4–28.5) 20.6 (15.5–26.7) 16.6 (12.7–21.3)
 6–14 yrs   37.6 (32.1–43.4) 38.9 (31.5–46.8) 56.0 (49.9–61.9)
 ≥15 yrs   39.4 (33.7–45.4) 40.6 (33.2–48.4) 27.5 (22.4–33.2)
  1. Survey data:
  2. Migrant Health and Wellbeing Study and the Health 2011 Survey
  3. Statistically significant differences compared to the Finnish reference group (Satterthwaite adjusted F-statistic):
  4. *p-value < 0.05
  5. **p-value < 0.01
  6. ***p-value < 0.001
  7. Age-adjusted
  8. NA = Confidence interval not available