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Table 1 Summary of demographic data of all people/refugees rescued from distress at sea

From: Initial assessment and treatment of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea (a secondary data analysis concerning the initial assessment and treatment of 2656 refugees rescued from distress at sea in support of the EUNAVFOR MED relief mission of the EU)

  Overall refugee population
Number [n] n = 2656
Male Gender 2048/2656 (77.1 %)
Age structure
▪ Infant 19/2656 (0.7 %)
▪ Child 274/2656 (10.3 %)
▪ Adult 2351/2656 (88.5 %)
▪ Elderly 31/2656 (1.2 %)
Pregnant women 24/2656 (0.9 %)
Sick patients 448/2656 (16.9 %)
Admission to Emergency field hospitala 63/2056 (3.1 %)
  1. Note: aAdmission to emergency field hospital was not recorded for refugee boats nos. 1 and 2