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Table 1 Age-specific chronic disease prevalence

From: Prevalence, care-seeking, and health service utilization for non-communicable diseases among Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon

  Hypertension Cardiovascular disease Diabetes Chronic respiratory dis. Arthritis
% (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI)
Households where any member(s) have condition           
Syrian refugees (n = 1376) 20.5 % (18.2–23.0) 10.8 % (9.3–12.6) 9.9 % (8.2–11.9) 16.0 % (14.1–18.1) 21.2 % (18.7–24.0)
Host community (n = 686) 34.4 % (30.8–38.1) 19.8 % (17.0–23.0) 21.0 % (18.2–24.1) 12.1 % (9.8–14.8) 17.2 % (14.6–20.2)
p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.062 0.110
Prevalence by age group           
0–17 years           
Syrian refugees (n = 4371) 0.1 % (0.0–0.2) 0.3 % (0.1–0.5) 0.1 % (0.0–0.2) 2.4 % (1.8–3.1) 0.3 % (0.1–0.5)
Host community (n = 1041) 0.5 % (−0.2–1.2) 0.7 % (0.1–1.3) 0.2 % (−0.2–0.7) 3.3 % (1.9–4.6) 0.6 % (−0.1–1.2)
p-value 0.261 0.204 0.755 0.526 0.352
18–39 years           
Syrian refugees (n = 2731) 1.9 % (1.4–2.4) 0.8 % (0.5–1.1) 0.8 % (0.4–1.2) 3.2 % (2.5–3.85) 4.7 % (3.9–5.5)
Host community (n = 1180) 1.1 % (0.5–1.7) 1.0 % (0.4–1.6) 1.4 % (0.5–2.4) 2.0 % (1.1–2.8) 1.4 % (0.7–2.1)
p-value 0.227 0.674 0.123 0.258 <0.001
40–59 years           
Syrian refugees (n = 915) 17.6 % (15.1–20.1) 9.2 % (7.3–11.1) 8.1 % (6.1–10.1) 4.4 % (3.0–5.7) 14.4 % (11.8–17.0)
Host community (n = 729) 15.0 % (12.5–17.5) 5.6 % (3.9–7.4) 9.2 % (7.1–11.3) 3.0 % (1.7–4.3) 8.5 % (6.5–10.5)
p-value 0.137 0.075 0.253 0.134 0.006
60+ years           
Syrian refugees (n = 240) 35.4 % (29.4–41.4) 13.8 % (9.9–17.6) 16.7 % (10.9–22.4) 5.8 % (2.1–9.6) 16.3 % (10.4–22.1)
Host community (n = 337) 42.7 % (37.4–48.1) 23.7 % (19.4–28.1) 21.1 % (18.1–24.1) 4.2 % (2.0–6.3) 11.0 % (7.3–14.6)
p-value 0.054 0.001 0.152 0.386 0.140
Adult prevalence a           
Syrian refugees (n = 3886) 7.4 % (6.6–8.3) 3.3 % (2.7–3.9) 3.3 % (2.6–3.9) 3.8 % (3.0–4.5) 7.9 % (6.8–9.0)
Host community (n = 2246) 10.7 % (9.3–12.0) 5.3 % (4.2–6.4) 6.3 % (4.2–7.4) 2.6 % (1.9–3.3) 5.2 % (4.3–6.2)
p-value <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.080 0.028
  1. a “Adult” defined as individual over 17 years old