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Table 1 Proportion of different categories of travellers among 6957 patients seen at EuroTravNet core sites in 2008.

From: Travel and migration associated infectious diseases morbidity in Europe, 2008

Patients 6957
   Male 3556 (51.1%)
   Female 3398 (48.9%)
   Median age (min;max) 36 (0-89)
   Inpatient 769 (11.1)
   Outpatient 6188 (90%)
   Born in Europe 5286 (76%)
   Born Outside Europe 1671 (24%)
   Residence in Europe 6358 (91.4%)
   Residence Outside Europe 599 (8.6%)
Travel reason  
   Tourism 3029 (43.5%)
   MVRA 1569 (22.6)
   VFRs 831 (11.9%)
   Business 731 (10.5%)
   Immigration 655 (9.4%)
   Student 91 (1.3%)
   Military 40 (0.6%)
   Medical Tourism 10 (0.1%)
   Unknown 1 (0.0%)
Pre-travel advice  
   Yes 3160 (45.4%)
   No 1554 (22.3%)
   Unknown 2243 (32.2%)
Median Duration Sum
(min-max) (days)
29 (0-14600)
Median Wait time (min-max) (days) 16 (0-13625)
  1. This proportion includes 41 from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 136 from Brescia, Italy, 126 from Cambridge, UK, , 417 from Geneva, Switzerland, 1480 from Hamburg, Germany, 1132 from London, UK, 456 from Madrid, Spain, 351 from Marseille, France, 1547 from Munich, Germany, 498 from Oslo, Norway, 548 from Paris, France, and 225 from Zurich, Switzerland. VFRs: Visiting Friends and relatives. MVRAs: missionary, volunteer, research, or aid work.