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Table 1 Characteristic of the study population: prevalence of outcome and explanatory factors

From: Immigrant background and medicine use for aches: national representative study of adolescents

Boys (n = 4674)
  Ethnic Danes Descendants Chi-sq test p value for similarity with ethnic Danes Immigrants Chi-sq test p value for similarity with ethnic Danes
  (n = 4170) (n = 244)   (n = 224)  
Last month prevalence of medicine use for (%)      
Headache 37.6 43.5 0.0734 44.4 0.0456
Stomach-ache 8.3 16.4 <.0001 12.1 0.0615
Reported symptoms monthly or more (%)      
Headache 38.1 32.2 0.0654 38.0 0.9633
Stomach-ache 25.9 31.9 0.0426 29.3 0.2724
Girls (n = 4840)
  Danes Descendants Chi-sq test p value for similarity with ethnic Danes Immigrants Chi-sq test p value for similarity with ethnic Danes
  (n = 4310) (n = 264) (n = 232)
Last month prevalence of medicine use for (%)      
Headache 51.1 47.4 0.2456 54.7 0.3009
Stomach-ache 21.6 27.0 0.0487 30.4 0.0025
Reported symptoms monthly or more (%)      
Headache 51.0 46.4 0.1555 47.3 0.2772
Stomach-ache 46.9 50.9 0.2115 51.5 0.1778