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Table 3 Comparison between Italian and foreign born population resident in Italy (age 18–69) interviewed in the surveillance system PASSI (2008–2013; n = 228,201) by gender

From: Migrant health in Italy: a better health status difficult to maintain—country of origin and assimilation effects studied from the Italian risk factor surveillance data

  Italian males* CI Italian females* CI Migrants males* CI Migrants Females* CI
Perception of health status (good + very good) 71.9% (72.2%) 71.5–72.2% (71.9–72.6%) 63.4% (63.8%) 62.9–63.7% (63.5–64.2%) 80.3% (77.2%) 78.8–81.9% (75.0–79.3%) 73.7% (69.3%) 72.2–75.1% (67.7–71.1%)
Symptom of depression 4.6% (4.5%) 4.4–4.7% (4.4–4.7%) 8.9% (8.8%) 8.7–9.1% (8.6–9.1%) 4.7% (4.7%) 3.9–5.6% (3.7–5.8%) 6.9% (7.2%) 6.1–7.6% (6.2–8.2%)
Prevalence of smokers 32.9% (33.1%) 32.5–33.2% (32.7–33.5%) 23.9% (24.0%) 23.6–24.3% (23.7–24.4%) 39.0% (38.0%) 37.1–40.8% (35.7–40.4%) 21.6% (20.5%) 20.3–22.9% (19.1–21.9%)
Prevalence of higher risk alcohol drinker 22.6% (22.7%) 22.3–22.9% (22.4–23.0%) 11.2% (11.3%) 11.0–11.5% (11.1–11.5%) 22.0% (19.7%) 20.4–23.6% (18.0–21.5%) 9.2% (8.9%) 8.3–10.1% (7.9–9.9%)
Prevalence of overweight and obese 51.2% (51.0%) 50.8–51.6% (50.6–51.4%) 32.8% (32.5%) 32.5–33.2% (32.1–32.8%) 46.7% (49.5%) 44.8–48.6% (47.1–51.9%) 33.8% (38.8%) 32.3–35.3% (37.0–40.6%)
  1. *In brackets are prevalence standardized by age