Table 3

Ethnic differences in use of health services, with adjustments for self-assessed health and limiting longstanding illness

WhiteIrishCaribbeanIndianPakistaniBangladeshiChinese
Total
Visited GP in last 2 weeks11.03 (0.84 to 1.26)1.18 (1.00 to 1.41)1.29 (1.07 to 1.54)1.32 (1.10 to 1.58)1.35 (1.10 to 1.65)0.80 (0.61 to 1.05)
Visits dentist at least occasionally10.84 (0.72 to 0.99)0.58 (0.50 to 0.67)0.41 (0.36 to 0.48)0.41 (0.35 to 0.47)0.20 (0.16 to 0.24)0.42 (0.35 to 0.50)
Out- or day-patient hospital visit in last year11.02 (0.88 to 1.18)1.03 (0.88 to 1.20)0.83 (0.71 to 0.97)0.59 (0.50 to 0.70)0.56 (0.46 to 0.69)0.64 (0.51 to 0.80)
In-patient hospital visit in last year11.04 (0.83 to 1.31)0.79 (0.61 to 1.01)0.85 (0.68 to 1.08)1.04 (0.81 to 1.33)0.72 (0.54 to 0.96)0.47 (0.30 to 0.72)
N for GP and dentist visits710211601251124812551090654
N for hospital visits735415451646158115161288794
  • Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals compared with white, adjusted for age, gender, self-assessed health and limiting longstanding illness.