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Table 3 Population characteristics of emergency calls excluding victims of drowning from Gironde surf beaches, 2011 to 2016 (n = 3822)

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

Variable N %
Sex
 Female 2133 55.8
 Male 1673 43.8
 Missing 16 0.4
Shore-break related injuries 675 17.7
 Shoulder 177  
 Neck 177  
 Back 96  
 Knee 96  
 Head 42  
 other 87  
Envenomation 191 5.0
 Weevers 117  
 Jellies 25  
Physalia physalis 34  
 Missing 15  
Dislocation 235 6.1
Wounds 525 13.7
Other trauma 1059 27.7
Miscellaneous Other Medical 959 25.1
Seizure 35 0.9
Missing 146 3.8
Activity
 Bathing 282 9.0
 Body board 88 2.8
 Surf 769 24.4
 Other seashore activity 39 1.2
 Activity on the beach 907 28.8
 Missing 1062 33.7