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Volume 27, Number 8—August 2021

Intense and Mild First Epidemic Wave of Coronavirus Disease, The Gambia

Baderinwa Abatan, Orighomisan Agboghoroma, Fatai Akemoke, Martin Antonio, Babatunde Awokola, Mustapha Bittaye, Abdoulie Bojang, Kalifa Bojang, Helen Brotherton, Carla Cerami, Ed Clarke, Umberto D’Alessandro, Thushan de Silva, Mariama Drammeh, Karen Forrest, Natalie Hofmann, Sherifo Jagne, Hawanatu Jah, Sheikh Jarju, Assan Jaye, Modou Jobe, Beate Kampmann, Buba Manjang, Melisa Martinez-Alvarez, Nuredin Mohammed, Behzad Nadjm, Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Esin Nkereuwem, Davis Nwakanma, Francis Oko, Emmanuel Okoh, Uduak Okomo, Yekini Olatunji, Eniyou Oriero, Andrew M. Prentice, Charles Roberts, Anna RocaComments to Author , Babanding Sabally, Sana Sambou, Ahmadou Samateh, Ousman Secka, Abdul Karim Sesay, Yankuba Singhateh, Bubacarr Susso, Effua Usuf, Aminata Vilane, and Oghenebrume Wariri12
Author affiliations: Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (B. Abatan, O. Agboghoroma, F. Akemoke, M. Antonio, B. Awokola, A. Bojang, K. Bojang, H. Brotherton, C. Cerami, E. Clarke, U. D’Alessandro, T. de Silva, K. Forrest, N. Hofmann, H. Jah, S. Jarju, A. Jaye, M. Jobe, B. Kampmann, M. Martinez-Alvarez, N. Mohammed, B. Nadjm, M.O. Ndiath, E. Nkereuwem, D. Nwakanma, F. Oko, E. Okoh, U. Okomo, Y. Olatunji, E. Oriero, A.M. Prentice, A. Roca, O. Secka, A.K. Sesay, B. Susso, E. Usuf, A. Vilane, O. Wariri); Ministry of Health, Banjul, The Gambia (M. Bittaye, M. Drammeh, S. Jagne, B. Manjang, C. Roberts, B. Sabally, A. Samateh, S. Sambou, Y. Singhateh)

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Epidemiologic and demographic characteristics of the population of The Gambia and staff of MRCG*

Baseline characteristics The Gambia, no. (%) MRCG staff, no. (%)
Age groups, y†
<25 1,549,084 (64.2) 51 (3.89)
25–34 367,334 (15.2) 450 (34.35)
35–44 217,500 (9.0) 381 (29.08)
45–54 132,917 (5.5) 307 (23.44)
55–64 72,500 (3.0) 113 (8.63)
74,917 (3.1)
8 (0.61)
Median age, y
M 1,193,834 (49.4) 915 (68.5)
1,220,418 (50.6)
421 (31.5)
Living in main towns or cities‡ 1,420,600 (59.4) 903 (67.6)

*MRCG, Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. †Ages were missing for 6 MRCG staff. ‡For MRCG staff location, we considered the workplace rather than the living place.

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1Authors are listed in alphabetical order.

2All authors were part of the MRC/Gambian Government COVID-19 Working Group and contributed equally to this article.

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