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Table 1 Survey respondents’ characteristics and weighted population estimates

From: Applying a community-based participatory research approach to improve access to healthcare for Eritrean asylum-seekers in Israel: a pilot study

Characteristic Survey response (N = 445) Weighted estimate
Ratio of people aged under 35 years 87% (384) 85%
Ratio of men 78% (342) 79%
Average length of stay in Israel 3.43 (±1.33) years 3.36 (±2.75) years
Usual reason for seeking healthcare:
 Acute health problems 44% (172) 57%
 Chronic health problem 20% (78) 11%
 Stress, constant worry, trouble sleeping 34% (131) 31%
Employment type:
 Day labor/Contingent jobs 12% (51) 16%
 Full time without paystub 32% (143) 37%
 Full time with paystub 53% (233) 43%
Average monthly income:
  ≤ 4000 NIS 40% (171) 38%
 4001–6000 NIS 53% (226) 55%
  > 6000 NIS 7% (31) 7%
Willingness to pay for health insurance:
  ≤ 100 NIS 39% (173) 40%
 101–300 NIS 56% (248) 54%
  > 300 NIS 2% (7) 1%
 Not willing to pay for health insurance 3% (14) 5%
Auxiliary services deemed important/very important
 Medical interpretation 96% (423) 96%
 Instructions on medical regimens 97% (425) 97%
 Information on health rights 97% (427) 98%