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Table 4 Estimate of Reported Patients Experiencing Health conditions related to detention

From: Clinicians’ perceptions of the health status of formerly detained immigrants

Health Condition Number and Percent of Estimated Patients Number and Percent of Surveyed Providersa
Total Patients with health conditions related to detention 1300 (100%) 85 (100%)
Delayed access or lack of access to appropriate medical care and medication   75 (88.2%)
 Patients with vaccine-preventable conditions acquired in detention (Varicella). 83 (6.4%) 17 (20.0%)
 Patients whose medications were taken away or denied access to their medications during their time in detention. 307 (23.6%) 55 (64.7%)
 Patients who required pre-natal, delivery and/or post-partum care during their time in detention 163 (12.5%) 26 (30.6%)
New, acute health condition   39 (45.9%)
 Patients diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID19 during detention or within 2 weeks of release from detention 84 (6.5%) 22 (25.9%)
 Patients with non-COVID19 infections acquired during detention (GI, Respiratory, etc.) 169 (13.0%) 26 (30.6%)
 Patients with injuries acquired during detention (musculoskeletal, burns) 78 (6.0%) 21 (24.7%)
 Patients who were subjected to substandard living conditions that affected their health (malnutrition, dehydration) 241 (18.5%) 31 (36.5%)
 Patients with mental health symptoms related to their time in detention (anxiety, depression, PTSD) 402 (30.9%) 36 (42.4%)
Worsened chronic condition or special needs condition
 Patients with chronic conditions that worsened during detention (diabetes, heart disease) 253 (19.5%) 50 (58.8%)
Other concerning health issues
 Patients with other concerning health circumstances not covered above 341 (26.2%) 61
  1. aPractitioners could indicate all conditions seen, thus these categories can add up to greater than 100%