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Table 2 Absolute numbers and percentages of people rescued from distress at sea in the defined categories of vital signs (Categorised values of pulse rate (PR), core body temperature (CBT) and peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2))

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)

  Category  
PR [/min] ≤39 40-49 50-59 60-80 81-120 121-150 ≥151 Missing data
Healthy participants 0 (0.0 %) 1 (0.1 %) 5 (0.3 %) 174 (9.0 %) 1027 (53.0 %) 344 (17.7 %) 31 (1.6 %) 717 (27.0 %)
Sick patients 0 (0.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 1 (0.1 %) 32 (1.7 %) 200 (10.3 %) 101 (5.2 %) 23 (1.2 %)
CBT [°C]   ≤34.9 35.0-35.9 36.0-37.5 37.6-39.0 ≥39.1   Missing data
Healthy participants   37 (1.7 %) 246 (11.1 %) 1384 (62.4 %) 160 (7.2 %) 3 (0.1 %)   439 (16.5 %)
Sick patients   7 (0.3 %) 30 (1.4 %) 247 (11.1 %) 100 (4.5 %) 3 (0.1 %)  
SpO2 [%] ≤84 85-89 90-95 96-100     Missing data
Healthy participants 6 (0.3 %) 33 (1.7 %) 76 (3.9 %) 1469 (75.7 %)     716 (27.0 %)
Sick patients 0 (0.0 %) 12 (0.6 %) 12 (0.6 %) 332 (17.1 %)