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Table 1 Sample characteristics of asylum seekers

From: What do language barriers cost? An exploratory study among asylum seekers in Switzerland

Variable No language barrier (n = 399) Language barrier (n = 87) p-value (*)
Age (Median, IQR) 25.4 (12.6) 31.9 (14.9) <.0001
Number of men (Percentage) 264 (66%) 36 (41%) <.0001
Number of diagnoses (Median, IQR) 1 (1) 2 (2) <.0001
Duration of A-Care insurance in days (Median, IQR) 273.5 (518) 607 (790) <.0001
Monthly cost in Euros (Median, IQR) 1278 (2715) 3195.5 (3474) <.0001
Number of visits per year (Median, IQR) 10.8 (17.8) 23 (19.7) <.0001
Health care usage per year (Median, IQR) 0.17 (0.28) 0.36 (0.44) <.0001
  1. (*) Mann-Whitney U test; Chi2 test