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Table 2 Population characteristics of calls secondary to rescue from water (n = 576) along Gironde surf beaches, 2011 to 2016. Severity was assessed according to the Szpilman classification (Szpilman et al., 2012)

From: Characteristics of drowning victims in a surf environment: a 6-year retrospective study in southwestern France

Variable N %
Sex
 Female 175 30.4
 Male 252 43.6
 Missing 149 26.0
Severity
 0 (Rescue) 352 61.1
 1 155 26.9
 2 26 4.5
 3 9 1.6
 4 1 0.02
 5 5 0.9
 6 28 4.9
Outcome
 Left on site 363 63.0
 Death 20  
 Evacuated   
  University hospital 20 3.5
  Death 4  
  Local hospital 163 28.3
  Other hospital 2  
 Missing 8  
Activity
 Bathing 444 77.5
 Body board 11 1.9
 Surf 24 4.2
 Other 3 0.5
 Missing 91 15.9