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Table 1 Demographics, COVID-19 cases and perception of health (unweighted absolute and relative frequencies)

From: COVID-19: information access, trust and adherence to health advice among migrants in Norway

Variables ALL
n (%)
(N = 529)
Somali
n (%)
(N = 33)
Arabic
n (%)
(N = 137)
Tamil
n (%)
(N = 72)
Spanish
n (%)
(N = 113)
Polish
n (%)
(N = 174)
Sex
 Female 252 (47.6) 13 (39.4) 56 (40.9) 37 (51.4) 73 (64.6) 73 (42.0)
 Male 277 (52.4) 20 (60.6) 81 (59.1) 35 (48.6) 40 (35.4) 101 (58.1)
Age
 18–25 44 (8.3) 1 (3.0) 24 (17.5) 3 (4.2) 11 (9.7) 5 (2.9)
 26–35 159 (30.1) 6 (18.2) 59 (43.1) 6 (8.3) 39 (34.5) 49 (28.2)
 36–45 148 (28.0) 7 (21.2) 36 (26.3) 11 (15.3) 39 (34.5) 55 (31.6)
 46–55 123 (23.3) 14 (42.4) 15 (11.0) 33 (45.8) 17 (15.0) 44 (25.3)
 56–65 46 (8.7) 4 (12.1) 2 (1.5) 17 (23.6) 4 (3.5) 19 (10.9)
 66+ 9 (1.7) 1 (3.0) 1 (0.7) 2 (2.8) 3 (2.7) 2 (1.2)
Years in Norway
 0–2 58 (11.0) 4 (12.1) 19 (13.9) 0 (0.0) 19 (16.8) 16 (9.2)
 3–5 115 (21.7) 1 (3.0) 77 (56.2) 1 (1.4) 16 (14.2) 20 (11.5)
 5+ 356 (67.3) 28 (84.9) 41 (29.9) 71 (98.6) 78 (69.0) 138 (79.3)
Number of children
 0 194 (36.7) 12 (36.4) 62 (45.3) 10 (13.9) 57 (50.4) 53 (30.5)
 1–2 231 (43.7) 12 (36.4) 37 (27.0) 35 (48.6) 46 (40.7) 101 (58.1)
 3+ 104 (19.6) 9 (27.2) 38 (27.7) 27 (37.5) 10 (8.9) 20 (11.4)
People I live with
 alone 97 (18.3) 4 (12.1) 32 (23.4) 7 (9.7) 13 (11.5) 41 (23.6)
 family members 368 (69.6) 26 (78.8) 96 (70.1) 64 (88.9) 80 (70.8) 102 (58.6)
 others 64 (12.1) 3 (9.1) 9 (6.6) 1 (1.4) 20 (17.7) 31 (17.8)
Number of people I live with
 1–2 145 (33.6) 8 (27.6) 26 (24.8) 8 (12.3) 46 (46.0) 57 (42.9)
 3–4 197 (45.6) 10 (34.5) 48 (45.7) 36 (55.4) 45 (45.0) 58 (43.6)
 5+ 90 (20.8) 11 (37.9) 31 (29.5) 21 (32.3) 9 (9.0) 18 (13.5)
Paid job before Covid-19 pandemic
 Yes 441 (83.4) 27 (81.8) 105 (76.6) 64 (88.9) 95 (84.1) 150 (86.2)
I have/had COVID-19
 Yes, doc/test 5 (1.0) 1 (3.0) 1 (0.7) 1 (1.4) 1 (0.9) 1 (0.6)
 Yes, presume 14 (2.7) 2 (6.1) 3 (2.2) 2 (2.8) 2 (1.8) 5 (2.9)
 No, doc/test 40 (7.6) 2 (6.0) 10 (7.3) 13 (18.1) 4 (3.5) 11 (6.3)
 No, presume 470 (88.9) 28 (84.9) 123 (89.8) 56 (77.8) 106 (93.8) 157 (90.2)
My health is
 Excellent or very good 321 (60.7) 28 (84.9) 84 (61.3) 30 (41.7) 76 (67.3) 103 (59.2)
 Good 171 (32.3) 4 (12.1) 45 (32.9) 30 (41.7) 32 (28.3) 60 (34.5)
 Fairly good or bad 37 (7.0) 1 (3.0) 8 (5.8) 12 (16.7) 5 (4.4) 11 (6.3)
I consider myself to belong to a group that is vulnerable to the coronavirus
 Yes 101 (19.1) 5 (15.2) 24 (17.5) 22 (30.6) 21 (18.6) 29 (16.7)
I live with someone who belongs to a group that is vulnerable to the coronavirus
 Yes 89 (16.8) 4 (12.1) 21 (15.3) 18 (25.0) 13 (11.5) 33 (19.0)
My infection risk in 2020 is
 Very or somewhat high 69 (13.1) 3 (9.1) 11 (8.0) 16 (22.2) 15 (13.3) 24 (13.8)
 Middle 222 (42.0) 16 (48.5) 66 (48.2) 30 (41.7) 55 (48.7) 55 (31.6)
 Somewhat or very low 238 (45.0) 14 (42.4) 60 (43.8) 26 (36.1) 43 (38.1) 95 (54.6)
I feel I have received sufficient information from the health authorities
 Yes 434 (82.0) 31 (93.9) 113 (82.5) 63 (87.5) 95 (84.1) 132 (75.9)
I worry the COVID-19 information I receive from social media is inaccurate
 Agree 416 (78.6) 20 (60.6) 90 (65.7) 53 (73.6) 93 (82.3) 160 (92.0)
 Neither agree nor disagree 66 (12.5) 3 (9.1) 29 (21.2) 13 (18.1) 14 (12.4) 7 (4.0)
 Disagree 47 (8.9) 10 (30.3) 18 (13.1) 6 (8.3) 6 (5.3) 7 (4.0)