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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the sample

From: Care and cost trajectories of asylum seekers in a nurse-led, patient centered, care network in Switzerland

Variable N %
Full sample 5201 100%
Women 1280 25%
Emergency assistance 1312 25%
Age
 20 to 24 987 19%
 25 to 39 3063 59%
 40 to 49 755 15%
 50 to 59 237 5%
 60 and older 159 3%
Language
 Other 2673 51%
 French 1087 21%
 German, Italian, English 1441 28%
Family situation
 Couple 178 3%
 Couple with child(ren) 859 17%
 Alone 3866 74%
 Alone with child(ren) 298 6%
Origin
 Stateless 3 < 0.1%
 Unknown 82 2%
 Africa 2539 49%
 Americas 13 < 1%
 South East Asia 160 3%
 Europe 571 11%
 Eastern Mediterranean 1737 33%
 West Pacific 96 2%
Housing
 Private lease 246 5%
 Collective 4854 93%
 Individual 100 2%
 Hospital 1 < 0.1%
  Mean Range
Length of stay (months) 20.0 1-82
Monthly cost
 MHIa 445.8 0-33,773
 Migrant Care Unit 266.0 3.2-2859
Total 711.8 11-33,964
Monthly contacts
 Migrant Care Unit 1.01 0-10.9
 Outside Migrant Care Unit 0.57 0-4.4
 Emergency 0.11 0-2.3
  1. aMHI represents mandatory health insurance. These are the costs obtained from invoice data. The first column shows the number of individuals for categorical variables and the mean for continuous variables. The second column shows the proportion for categorical variables and the range for continuous variables