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Table 3 Anemia prevalence and access to antenatal care in women 15–49 years of age, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, 2013–2014a

From: Nutritional situation among Syrian refugees hosted in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon: cross sectional surveys

  Jordan 2014 Lebanon 2013
Za’atri (Refugee Camp) National (Outside Camp) North South Beirut Bekaa
Mid-upper arm circumference (<23 cm) (All Women 15–49 yrs.)
 Total (15–49 years) 5.1 (4.7–5.6) 3.5 (2.4–4.5) 5.3 (3.7–7.4) 6.5 (4.5–9.3) 4.4 (2.9–6.6) 3.7 (2.2–6.0)
Anemia (Non-pregnant women 15–49 yrs.)
 Total anemia (Hb < 12.0 g/dL) 44.8 (38.5–51.0) 31.1 (27.2–35.0) 27.7 (22.3–33.2) 27.0 (20.0–34.2) 29.3 (24.0 –34.6) 18.4 (12.6–24.1)
 Mild anemia (Hb < 11.0–11.9 g/dL) 21.2 (16.7–25.7) 17.6 (14.6–20.7) 13.6 (8.7–18.5) 14.0 (7.4–20.7) 16.2 (12.0–20.3) 10.1 (5.2–15.0)
 Moderate anemia (Hb < 8.0–10.9 g/dL) 22.5 (17.5–27.5) 12.9 (10.7–15.2) 14.1 (9.8–18.4) 11.8 (7.7–16) 12.2 (8.1–16.3) 7.6 (3.8–11.4)
 Severe anemia (Hb < 8.0 g/dL) 1.0 (0–2.4) 0.5 (0–1.0) 0 1.1 (0–2.7) 0.9 (0–2.1) 0.6 (0–2.0)
Hb (g/L) (Non-pregnant women 15–49 yrs.) Mean +/- SD
 Total (15–49 y) 12.0 (1.51) 12.6 (1.48) 12.6 (1.36) 12.6 (1.53) 12.5 (1.65) 13.3 (1.57)
Access to antenatal health care (Pregnant women 15–49 yrs.)
 Currently enrolled in ANC 53.3 (35.2–71.4) 29.7 (16.2–43.3) 50.8 (36.5–65.1) 52.5 (37.5–67.6) 44.4 (31.2–57.7) 45.1 (26.1–64.1)
 Received iron-folic acid pill 37.8 (22.9–52.3) 42.5 (29.7–55.2) 33.9 (18.9–48.9) 32.8 (20.2–45.3) 37.7 (19.9–55.5) 44.0 (28.9–60.3)
  1. Hb hemoglobin
  2. aData are presented as prevalence (95 % CI) unless noted otherwise