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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample population by ethnicity (percentages)

From: Inequalities in health: a comparative study between ethnic Norwegians and Pakistanis in Oslo, Norway

Variables Pakistani Norwegian Total p value†
Age groups(n) 339 13581 13920 p < 0.0001
30 years 28.3 23.0 23.1  
40/45 years 54.0 33.8 34.3  
59/60 years 15.6 23.9 23.7  
75/76 years 2.1 19.3 18.9  
Gender(n) 339 13581 13920 p = 0.017
Male 51.3 44.8 45.0  
Female 48.7 55.2 55.0  
Marital status(n) 339 13581 13920 p < 0.0001
Married‡ 90.6 47.3 48.4  
Others* 9.4 52.7 51.6  
Education level(n) 339 13581 13920 p < 0.001
Primary/basic 26.8 14.0 14.3  
Middle 33.9 24.7 25.0  
High education 39.2 61.3 60.7  
Employment(n) 283 10859 11142 p < 0.001
Employed 53.4 86.6 85.8  
Unemployed 46.6 13.4 14.2  
Occupational class(n) 141 8807 8948 p < 0.001
Blue collar 53.2 12.6 13.3  
White collar 46.8 87.4 86.7  
Household income(n) 121 10392 10503 p < 0.001
Low 66.1 29.6 30.0  
Medium 26.4 31.4 31.3  
High 7.4 39.0 38.7  
  1. ‡Married category also includes registered partners,
  2. *other category includes unmarried, divorced, separated, and widow
  3. † chi square test comparing Pakistanis and Norwegians