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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of Turkish Speaking Communities.

From: Challenges in access to health services and its impact on quality of life: a randomised population-based survey within Turkish speaking immigrants in London

Sociodemographic characteristics Turkish Immigrants (Group A) (n = 308) Turkish Cypriots (Group B) (n = 108) Total
Age (mean ± SD) (years) 36.9 ± 9.5 44.6 ± 1.4 38.9 ± 1.1
Gender Male 156 50.6 54 50.0 210 50.5
  Female 152 49.4 54 50.0 206 49.5
Date of birth 1945-1960 36 11.7 49 45.4 85 20.4
  1961-1970 79 25.7 26 24.1 105 25.2
  1971-1980 127 41.2 9 8.3 136 32.8
  1981-1993 66 21.4 24 22.2 90 21.6
Education Illiterate 8 2.6 7 6.5 15 3.6
  Primary school 95 30.8 26 24.1 121 29.1
  Secondary school 105 34.1 45 41.7 150 36.1
  High school 100 32.5 30 27.8 130 31.2
Household type: adults 1 adult 72 23.4 16 14.8 88 21.2
  2 adults 177 57.5 52 48.1 229 55.0
  3 adults 30 9.7 27 25.0 57 13.7
  4 adults 18 5.8 10 9.3 28 6.7
  5 or more adults 11 3.6 3 2.8 14 3.4
Employment status managerial/professional 29 9.4 12 11.1 41 9.9
  middle management 80 26.0 47 43.5 127 30.5
  skilled manual worker 39 12.7 14 13.0 53 12.7
  semi and unskilled manual worker 36 11.7 0 0 36 8.7
  state pensioner/retired 2 0.6 23 21.3 25 6.0
  off sick/disabled 13 4.2 3 2.8 16 3.8
  unemployed 99 32.1 7 6.5 106 25.5
  student 10 3.2 2 1.9 12 2.9
Perceived socioeconomic status well below average 68 22.1 3 2.8 71 17.1
  slightly below average 92 29.9 19 17.6 111 26.7
  average levels of society 109 35.4 63 58.3 172 41.3
  a little above average 36 11.7 22 20.4 58 13.9
  much above average 3 1.0 1 0.9 4 1.0
  1. Chi square, p < 0.001