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Table 4 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 selected health-related variables and length of stay

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

  Italians* CI Migrants from 10 years or over* CI Migrants from 5 to 9 years* CI Migrants from less than 5 years* CI
Perception of health status (good + very good) 67.7% (68.0%) 67.4–67.9% (67.8–68.2%) 74.3% (73.4%) 72.6–76.0% (71.5–75.2%) 77.9% (75.0%) 75.8–79.9% (71.5–78.5%) 83.3% (75.8%) 80.7–85.6% (71.0–80.5%)
Symptom of depression 6.7% (6.7%) 6.6–6.8% (6.5–6.8%) 6.7% (6.5%) 5.8–7.8% (5.4–7.5%) 5.9% (5.2%) 4.8–7.1% (3.8–6.6%) 4.3% (4.1%) 3.1–5.9% (2.3–5.9%)
Prevalence of smokers 28.4% (28.5%) 28.2–28.6% (28.3–28.8%) 28.3% (28.6%) 26.7–30.0% (26.8–30.4%) 30.2% (33.2%) 28.0–32.5% (29.7–36.7%) 25.1% (25.8%) 22.2–28.1% (21.5–30.0%)
Prevalence of higher risk alcohol drinker 16.8% (16.8%) 16.6–17.0% (16.6–17.0%) 15.9% (16.3%) 14.6–17.4% (14.9 –17.8%) 15.0% (16.5%) 13.4–16.9% (13.6–19.5%) 14.5% (14.6%) 12.3–17.1% (11.5–17.6%)
Prevalence of overweight and obese 42% (41.7%) 41.8–42.3% (41.5–42.0%) 43.1% (44.4%) 41.2–45.0% (42.4 –46.4%) 35.6% (41.9%) 33.2–38.0% (38.2–45.6%) 30.6% (41.0%) 27.5–33.8% (35.6–46.3%)
Prevalence of a correct attendance to preventive cervical cancer screening 76.7% (76.5%) 76.4–77.1% (76.1–76.9%) 78.1% (77.2%) 75.7–80.3% (74.7–79.8%) 73.1% (70.2%) 70.1–75.9% (66.5–74.0%) 57.9% (61.2%) 53.1–62.6% (54.3–68.1%)
  1. *In brackets are prevalence standardized by gender and age