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Table 5 Incidence rate ratiosa (95% CI) by injury type, treatment level and immigrant background

From: Health care utilisation for treatment of injuries among immigrants in Norway: a nationwide register linkage study

  Fractures Superficial injuries Open wounds Dislocations/sprains/strains Burns Poisoning
Primary care Secondary care Primary care Secondary care Primary care Secondary care Primary care Secondary care Primary care Secondary care Primary care Secondary care
Injured patients 216,258 234,823 148,755 135,293 284,441 81,495 370,425 124,978 26,354 9260 17,150 15,663
Immigrant status
 Non-immigrants (reference) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 All immigrants 0.81 (0.79–0.82) 0.80 (0.79–0.81) 0.77 (0.76–0.79) 1.00 (0.98–1.02) 0.67 (0.66–0.68) 0.92 (0.90–0.94) 0.94 (0.93–0.95) 0.95 (0.93–0.97) 1.01 (0.97–1.05) 1.24 (1.16–1.32) 0.65 (0.62–0.69) 0.56 (0.53–0.59)
Region
 EU/EEA 0.97 (0.94–0.99) 0.98 (0.96–1.00) 0.84 (0.81–0.86) 1.00 (0.97–1.03) 0.82 (0.80–0.84) 1.03 (0.99–1.06) 0.99 (0.97–1.01) 1.04 (1.01–1.07) 0.90 (0.84–0.96) 1.09 (0.99–1.21) 0.66 (0.61–0.73) 0.60 (0.55–0.66)
 European countries outside EU/EEA 0.79 (0.76–0.83) 0.75 (0.72–0.79) 0.75 (0.71–0.80) 0.83 (0.79–0.88) 0.65 (0.63–0.68) 0.83 (0.77–0.89) 0.91 (0.88–0.94) 0.86 (0.81–0.91) 1.11 (1.00–1.24) 1.24 (1.04–1.49) 0.67 (0.57–0.79) 0.52 (0.43–0.62)
 Africa 0.74 (0.70–0.78) 0.76 (0.72–0.79) 0.60 (0.56–0.64) 1.15 (1.10–1.20) 0.48 (0.46–0.51) 0.85 (0.80–0.89) 0.89 (0.86–0.92) 0.98 (0.94–1.03) 1.01 (0.90–1.13) 1.28 (1.11–1.49) 0.55 (0.48–0.64) 0.37 (0.32–0.44)
 Asia (incl. Turkey) 0.63 (0.62–0.65) 0.61 (0.59–0.62) 0.71 (0.69–0.74) 0.97 (0.94–0.99) 0.53 (0.52–0.55) 0.83 (0.80–0.86) 0.87 (0.85–0.89) 0.82 (0.80–0.85) 1.10 (1.03–1.17) 1.39 (1.27–1.52) 0.66 (0.60–0.71) 0.59 (0.54–0.64)
 North America and Oceania 0.98 (0.90–1.08) 0.95 (0.87–1.04) 0.89 (0.79–1.00) 1.14 (1.02–1.27) 0.90 (0.83–0.98) 1.06 (0.92–1.21) 1.04 (0.97–1.12) 1.13 (1.01–1.26) 1.03 (0.78–1.35) 0.71 (0.42–1.20) 0.51 (0.32–0.82) 0.59 (0.37–0.92)
 South- and Central America 0.79 (0.73–0.85) 0.81 (0.76–0.87) 0.97 (0.89–1.05) 1.17 (1.09–1.26) 0.66 (0.62–0.71) 1.17 (1.07–1.27) 1.17 (1.11–1.23) 1.27 (1.18–1.36) 0.93 (0.76–1.12) 1.33 (1.04–1.71) 0.89 (0.73–1.10) 0.71 7(0.57–0.90)
  1. aAdjusted for sex, age, county of residence, marital status and SES
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