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Table 2 Acute and mixed intoxications characteristics in accordance to the status of residency

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
Number, [n (%)] 1841 (100.0) 92 (100.0)
Revisit, [n (%)] 865 (47.0) 48 (52.2) 0.331
Age, [median (IQR)] 42 (27–53) 29 (23–35) < 0.001
Sex, [n (%)]
 Female 796 (43.2) 6 (6.5)  
 Male 1045 (56.8) 86 (93.5) < 0.001
Triage, [median (IQR)] 3 (2–3) 3 (3–3) 0.092
Mixed intoxication, [n (%)] 620 (33.7) 29 (31.5) 0.669
Chronic alcohol abuse, [n (%)] 800 (43.5) 12 (13.0) < 0.001
Suicidal, [n (%)] 225 (12.2) 10 (10.9) 0.699
Trauma, [n (%)] 432 (23.5) 34 (37.0) 0.003
Superficial wound, [n (%)] 261 (14.2) 26 (28.3) < 0.001
Burns, [n (%)] 3 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0.698
Contusion, [n (%)] 97 (5.3) 7 (7.6) 0.332
Luxation, [n (%)] 19 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0.327
Fractures, [n (%)] 153 (8.3) 7 (7.6) 0.812
Traumatic brain injury, [n (%)] 120 (6.5) 5 (5.4) 0.680
Cerebral bleeding, [n (%)] 38 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 0.164
Aggression, [n (%)] 121 (6.6) 5 (5.4) 0.666
Fixation needed, [n (%)] 11 (0.6) 2 (2.2) 0.071
Police needed, [n (%)] 492 (26.7) 38 (41.3) 0.002
Psychiatrist needed, [n (%)] 903 (49.0) 24 (26.1) < 0.001
Special surgery council, [n (%)] 175 (9.5) 8 (8.7) 0.796
Stiches performed, [n (%)] 209 (11.4) 18 (19.6) 0.017
Sedation performed, [n (%)] 105 (5.7) 3 (3.3) 0.319
Intubation performed, [n (%)] 23 (1.2) 2 (2.2) 0.444
Operation performed, [n (%)] 86 (4.7) 3 (3.3) 0.529
Hospitalization performed, [n (%)] 652 (35.4) 13 (14.1) < 0.001