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Table 2 Socio-economic distribution among ethnic groups* in the sample of Oslo N = 18770

From: Self reported skin morbidity and ethnicity: a population-based study in a Western community

  Ethnic groups
  Norway Western countries Eastern Europe Indian Subcontinent East Asia Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East/North Africa Central and South America
  N = 15797 (%) N = 1025 (%) N = 259 (%) N = 605 (%) N = 342 (%) N = 195 (%) N = 406 (%) N = 110 (%)
Social class         
   I (Highest) 23 24 18 5 9 9 11 17
   II 13 14 10 2 7 6 4 11
   III 53 52 47 43 49 44 40 40
   IV 5 5 6 7 8 8 7 3
   V 6 5 18 43 26 32 38 29
Education Men§         
   Lower secondary 35 32 31 56 50 24 33 40
   Higher secondary 32 32 39 32 30 46 31 28
   University 32 37 39 11 20 29 35 32
Education Women         
   Lower secondary 41 21 18 52 28 41 20 24
   Higher secondary 33 21 42 33 35 29 53 39
   University 26 38 40 15 36 29 27 36
Household income         
   < 300000 Nkr** 30 30 48 60 42 62 62 38
   300–500000 Nkr 31 32 32 31 36 26 30 35
   > 500000 Nkr 38 38 20 9 22 12 8 27
  1. * The dominating countries in each category were as follows: Western countries: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Germany, USA; Eastern Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary; Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan and Sri Lanka; East Asia: Vietnam; Sub-Saharan Africa: Somalia; Middle East/North Africa: Turkey, Iran; Central and South America: Chile.
  2. ** < annual income, 1 Euro = 7,7 Nkr
  3. § Men N = 8392, Women N = 10355, see table one population characteristics.