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Table 1 Consultation characteristics

From: Acute and mixed alcohol intoxications in asylum seekers presenting to an urban emergency department in Switzerland

Characteristics Local population consultation Asylum seeker consultation p-value Total
Number 115,226 (100.0) 2490 (100.0) 117,716 (100.0)
Weekend admission, [n (%)] 39,045 (33.9) 790 (31.7) 0.024 39,835 (33.8)
Revisit, [n (%)] 38,472 (33.4) 1053 (42.3) < 0.001 39,525 (33.6)
Year of consultation, [n (%)]
 2013 25,453 (22.1) 433 (17.4)   25,886 (22.0)
 2014 27,477 (23.8) 560 (22.5)   28,037 (23.8)
 2015 30,755 (26.7) 669 (26.9)   31,424 (26.7)
 2016 31,541 (27.4) 828 (33.3) < 0.001 32,369 (27.5)
Age, [median (IQR)] 52 (32–69) 29 (22–37) < 0.001 51 (31–68)
Sex, [n (%)]
 Female 51,144 (44.4) 789 (31.7)   51,933 (44.1)
 Male 64,082 (55.6) 1701 (68.3) < 0.001 65,783 (55.9)
Country of origin, [n (%)]
 Switzerland 115,226 (100.0)    115,226 (97.9)
 Eritrea   423 (17.0)   423 (0.4)
 Syria   306 (12.3)   306 (0.3)
 Afghanistan   293 (11.8)   293 (0.4)
 Somalia   277 (11.1)   277 (0.2)
 Iraq   121 (4.9)   121 (0.1)
 Other   1070 (43.0) < 0.001 1070 (0.9)
Type of admission, [n (%)]
 Walk-in 48,716 (42.3) 1359 (54.6)   50,075 (42.5)
 Ambulance 19,282 (16.7) 434 (17.4)   19,716 (16.7)
 Previous medical contact (e.g. GP) 18.086 (15.7) 164 (6.6)   18,250 (15.5)
 Legal admission 944 (0.8) 98 (3.9)   1042 (0.9)
 Other 4484 (3.9) 113 (4.5)   4597 (3.9)
 Not specified 23,714 (20.6) 322 (12.9) < 0.001 24,036 (20.4)
Triage, [median (IQR)] 2 (2–3) 3 (3–3) < 0.001 3 (2–3)
Leading physician, [n (%)]
 Internist 30,600 (26.6) 905 (36.4)   31,505 (26.8)
 Surgical 24,728 (21.5) 710 (28.5)   25,438 (21.6)
 Psychiatric 5257 (4.6) 40 (1.6)   5297 (4.5)
 Specialist 54,641 (47.4) 835 (33.5) < 0.001 55,476 (47.1)
Discharge, [n (%)]
 Discharge at home 54,925 (47.7) 1705 (68.5)   56,630 (48.1)
 Hospital admission 41,405 (35.9) 491 (19.7)   41,896 (35.6)
 Death 222 (0.19) 1 (0.04)   223 (0.2)
 Other 1251 (1.1) 61 (2.5)   1312 (1.1)
 Not specified 17,423 (15.1) 232 (9.3) < 0.001 17,655 (15.0)