Table 5

Inpatient treatment for diseases for German and non-German nationality of different age groups and gender after controlling for socioeconomic status (occupational position of the main wage earner) and gender; relative risks and 95% confidence intervals*

All age groupsUp to 4 years5 to 9 years10 to 15 years
*The numbers give the relative risks for individuals with non-German nationality. Reference category are children and adolescents with German nationality (risk=1).
Infections of the upper respiratory tract0.84 (0.77 to 0.92)0.75 (0.59 to 0.91)0.80 (0.71 to 0.90)1.10 (0.94 to 1.28)
Acute infections of respiratory organs0.73 (0.64 to 0.83)1.43 (1.10 to 1.87)0.60 (0.49 to 0.73)0.67 (0.53 to 0.85)
Pneumonia/flu1.48 (1.21 to 1.80)1.47 (1.10 to 1.96)1.44 (1.04 to 1.99)1.67 (1.04 to 2.61)
Chronic obstructive airways diseases0.78 (0.63 to 0.95)1.50 (1.06 to 2.12)0.74 (0.53 to 1.05)0.47 (0.32 to 0.69)
Neuroses, anxiety, depressive disorders0.43 (0.30 to 0.61)0.58 (0.19 to 1.75)0.33 (0.17 to 0.65)0.46 (0.30 to 0.72)