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Table 1 Characteristics of centres for asylum seekers in three Swiss cantons

From: Sexual and reproductive healthcare for women asylum seekers in Switzerland: a multi-method evaluation

  Bern Vaud Ticino
B1 B2 B3 B4 V1 V2 T1 T2
First access or follow-up centre follow-up follow-up follow-up follow-up follow-up follow-up first-access first-access
Government responsible local local local local local local federal federal
Setting rural rural rural rural urban urban urban rural
Capacity (residents) 100 180 140 80 165 92 134 50
Current residents (May 2017)
 Male 60 107 86 48 no data 56 67 11
 Female 25 27 39 15 no data 22 12 15
Number of carers
 Male 10 6 3 8 2 2 11 3
 Female 3 2 4 4 7 1 10 5
Professions and number of informants child healthcare nurse (1) medical practise assistant (1) nurse (1) paediatric nurse (1) nursing and midwifery (1) nurse (1) nurse (1) paediatric nurse (1)
   nursing assistant SRC (1)   nursing assistant SRC (1)     
Security personnel present No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
 24 hours/day - - No - No Yes Yes Yes
Number of bedrooms 23 58 28 23 79 40 16 3
 Gender-separate (%) 11 (48%) 39 (67%) 11 (39%) no data 0 28 (70%) 4 (25%) 0
Number of toilets 20 14 9 15 no data 10 6 2
 Gender-separate (%) 8 (40%) 12 (86%) 9 (100%) 5 (33%) 0 0 4 (67%) 2 (100%)
Number of showers 18 11 9 12 no data 10 4 3
 Gender-separate (%) 5 (28%) 11 (100%) 9 (100%) 5 (41%) 0 0 4 (100%) 2 (67%)
Number of rooms, gender-separate
 Male no data 33 0 no data 0 0 no data 0
 Female no data 6 0 no data 0 0 no data 0
Floors, gender-separate 3 3 no data no data 0 0 2 no data
Kitchens 16 7 2 1 11 5 1 1
  1. Note. The eight centres were selected for maximal diversity and represent local (cantonal) and federal governance, first and follow-up access centres, as well as three Swiss cantons and language regions (German, French and Italian). Switzerland, 2017