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Table 1 Demographic and health characteristics of unaccompanied and accompanied migrant children treated at the Medical department of Belgrade clinic, from January 2018 to January 2019

From: Migrant children in transit: health profile and social needs of unaccompanied and accompanied children visiting the MSF clinic in Belgrade, Serbia

MEDICAL CARE UMC AMC
N (%) N (%)
SEX 1718 (100) 2151 (100)
 Male 1704 (99) 1843 (86)
 Female 14 (1) 308 (14)
AGE median (IQR) 16 (15–17) 16 (9–17)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
 Afghanistan 1402 (82) 1439 (67)
 Pakistan 209 (12) 158 (7)
 Algeria 22 (1) 22 (1)
 Lybia 21 (1) 19 (1)
 Iraq 20 (1) 270 (13)
 Iran 12 (1) 147 (7)
 Others 31 (2) 96 (4)
Missing data 1 (0.1) 0
TRIP DURATION in months median (IQR) 6 (0–10) 6 (1–12)
MAIN REASONS FOR CONSULTATION 1718 (100) 2151 (100)
 Skin diseases 1059 (62) 1125 (51)
 Respiratory infections 228 (13) 432 (20)
 Musculoskeletal complaints 149 (9) 130 (6)
 Trauma accidental/ intentional 103 (6) 104 (5)
 Gastrointestinal diseases 60 (3) 130 (6)
 Othersa 111 (6) 214 (10)
CHRONIC DISEASESb 8 (< 1) 16 (1)
TOTAL REFERRALS (accepted by patient) 38 (2) 46 (2)
  1. aacute presentation of medical symptoms, allergies, dental complaints, eye diseases, exhaustion, frostbites, genito-urinary symptoms, wound dressing, malaria
  2. bmental health disorders including substances abuse, gastrointestinal system disorder, hepatitis C, diseases of the hematopoietic, urogenital, cardiovascular system, neurological, ophthalmological disorders and chronic lung disease