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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the screened individuals

From: Screening of asymptomatic rheumatic heart disease among refugee/migrant children and youths in Italy

Characteristics Total Proportion/Range
Number of screened individuals (n) 653  
Age in years, mean (SD) 16.4 (1.3) 11–26
Male 639 97.9%
Female 14 2.1%
Age Category
• < 12 1 0.2%
• 12–15 111 17.0%
• 16–18 527 81.7%
• > 19 14 2.1%
Geographic Area of Origin
• North Africaa 442 67.7%
• West Africa 136 20.8%
• East Africa 49 7.5%
• South Asia 26 4.0%
Previous History of Fever/Sore-Throat
• Yes 426 65.2%
• No 227 34.8%
NHS Coverageb
• Yes 146 22.4%
• No 507 77.6%
Previous Hospitalization
• Yes 8 1.2%
• No 645 98.8%
Detection of Systolic Murmur
• Yes 195 29.9%
• No 458 70.1%
  1. aEgypt is the country most represented with 422 screened individuals
  2. bNHS: National Health System