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Table 3 Response rate differences by sex, survey language, accommodation size and region

From: Health monitoring among asylum seekers and refugees: a state-wide, cross-sectional, population-based study in Germany

  Returneda Not returneda Proportion returned Odds ratio
Sex     
Male 253 354 0.42 Ref
Female 115 68 0.63 2.366 [1.661; 3.381]***
Language     
English 105 139 0.43 Ref
Albanian 10 5 0.71 2.648 [0.793; 10.139]
Arabic 113 75 0.60 1.995 [1.331; 2.992]***
German 13 23 0.36 0.748 [0.332; 1.627]
French 25 45 0.36 0.735 [0.405; 1.316]
Farsi 110 67 0.62 2.173 [1.436; 3.294]***
Russian 15 10 0.60 1.986 [0.796; 5.142]
Serbian 2 3 0.40 0.883 [0.073; 7.851]
Turkish 19 7 0.73 3.593 [1.377; 10.453]**
Accommodation size     
Q1 (smallest) 22 6 0.79 4.579 [1.750; 14.039]***
Q2 44 24 0.65 2.289 [1.307; 4.078]**
Q3 64 43 0.60 1.859 [1.183; 2.933]**
Q4 95 111 0.46 1.069 [0.755; 1.511]
Q5 (largest) 193 241 0.44 Ref
Region     
Urban 322 312 0.51 Ref
Rural 100 114 0.47 0.850 [0.615; 1.173]
  1. Q1–Q5: quintiles, ref: Reference group
  2. aNumbers may not add up to 100% due to missing data
  3. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001