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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, nationality and most visited departments by asylum-seeking and non-asylum-seeking patients 2016–2017 at University Children’s Hospital Basel

From: Health care provided to recent asylum-seeking and non-asylum-seeking pediatric patients in 2016 and 2017 at a Swiss tertiary hospital - a retrospective study

  Asylum-seeking Non-asylum-seeking
Characteristics Visits
n = 1674
Patients
n = 439
Visits
n = 200,642
Patients
n = 55,350
N % N % N % N %
Age groups:
 0–2 646 39 96 22 45,478 23 13,297 24
 3–14 575 34 152 34 117,546 58 32,819 59
 15–17 421 25 171 39 25,736 13 5938 11
  > 17 32 2 20 5 11,882 6 3296 6
Total 2016 812 49 243 55 100,842 50 36,560 66
Total 2017 862 51 243 55 99,800 50 36,767 66
Male gender 1172 70 307 70 110,567 55 29,520 53
Most frequent nationalities:
 Syria 442 26 41 9 Switzerland 124,714 62 35,381 64
 Eritrea 210 13 60 14 Germany 12,961 6 3853 7
 Afghanistan 192 11 58 13 Turkey 9310 5 2080 4
 Algeria 182 11 4 1 Italy 7292 4 1984 4
 Armenia 157 9 4 1 Kosovo 5368 3 1325 2
 Other 371 22 154 35 Other 40,973 20 10,714 19
 Missing Dataa 120 7 118 27 Missing Data 24 0 13 0
 Outpatient visits 1490 89 ns ns 185,950 93 ns ns
 Office hour visits (7.00 am – 5.59 pm) 1505 90 ns ns 167,901 84 ns ns
Most visited outpatient departments:
 Emergency 317 19 ns ns Emergency 64,315 32 ns ns
 Exercise therapy 200 12 ns ns Surgery 18,507 9 ns ns
 Radiology 173 10 ns ns Orthopedics 16,225 8 ns ns
 Occupational therapy 144 9 ns ns Ear, nose, throat 15,775 8 ns ns
 Haemato-oncology 141 8 ns ns Neurology 10,338 5 ns ns
  1. ns Not specified
  2. a Missing data nationality asylum-seeking: in 95% of cases patients only seen for radiological examination as part of a State Secretary of Migration age estimation-programme