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Table 4 Nutrition status of Syrian refugee children*, prevalence and results of multivariable analysis, IOM, 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016

From: Nutritional profile of Syrian refugee children before resettlement

   Wasting (zWFH <− 2)*** Stunting (zHFA < − 2)*** Overweight & Obesity (zWFH > 2)***
N % (95% CI) OR (95% CI)** p-value % (95% CI) OR (95% CI)** p-value % (95% CI) OR (95% CI)** p-value
All children* 10,877 3.6 (3.2, 3.9)    8.8 (8.3, 9.4)    11.6 (11.0, 12.2)   
Age group
 6 to 11 985 6.8 (5.3, 8.5) 2.09 (1.51, 2.91) 0.0001 13.3 (11.2, 15.6) 2.56 (2.00, 3.28) 0.0001 17.4 (15.1, 20.0) 2.33 (1.88, 2.90) 0.0001
 12 to 23 2280 3.3 (2.6, 4.1) 0.97 (0.71, 1.33) 0.8520 12.1 (10.8, 13.5) 2.29 (1.86,2.81) 0.0001 15.0 (13.6, 16.5) 1.97 (1.64, 2.36) 0.0001
 24 to 35 2349 3.1 (2.4, 3.9) 0.92 (0.67, 1.27) 0.6270 8.9 (7.8, 10.2) 1.59 (1.28, 1.97) 0.0001 10.6 (9.4, 11.9) 1.33 (1.10, 1.61) 0.0030
 36 to 47 2639 3.3 (2.7, 4.1) 0.99 (0.73, 1.33) 0.9250 7.1 (6.2, 8.2) 1.24 (0.99, 1.54) 0.0570 10.7 (9.5, 11.9) 1.34 (1.11, 1.61) 0.0020
 48 to 59 2624 3.3 (2.7, 4.1) Ref.   5.9 (5.1, 6.9) Ref.   8.2 (7.2, 9.4) Ref.  
Sex
 Male 5636 3.5 (3.1, 4.0) Ref.   9.0 (8.2, 9.7) Ref.   13.0 (12.2, 13.9) Ref.  
 Female 5241 3.6 (3.1, 4.2) 1.03 (0.84, 1.27) 0.7570 8.7 (7.9, 9.5) 0.97 (0.85, 1.11) 0.6240 10.0 (9.2, 10.9) 0.74 (0.66, 0.83) 0.0001
Family size
 1 to 5 6109 3.9 (3.4, 4.4) Ref.   8.1 (7.4, 8.8) Ref.   12.2 (11.4, 13.1) Ref.  
 6 to 10 4679 3.2 (2.7, 3.7) 0.81 (0.65, 1.00) 0.0460 9.8 (9.0, 10.7) 1.35 (1.17, 1.54) 0.0001 10.7 (9.9, 11.7) 0.87 (0.77, 0.99) 0.0310
 11 and up 89 4.5 (1.2, 11.1) 1.31 (0.47, 3.64) 0.5990 7.9 (3.2, 15.5) 1.09 (0.50, 2.39) 0.8250 11.2 (5.5, 19.7) 0.95 (0.49, 1.85) 0.8770
Country
 Jordan 5282 4.1 (3.6, 4.7) Ref.   7.4 (6.7, 8.1) Ref.   11.9 (11.0, 12.8) Ref.  
 Lebanon 4439 2.4 (1.9, 2.9) 0.56 (0.44,0.71) 0.0001 9.6 (8.7, 10.5) 1.40 (1.21, 1.61) 0.0001 11.9 (11.0, 13.0) 1.00 (0.88, 1.13) 0.9780
 Turkey 560 4.6 (3.1, 6.7) 1.10 (0.72, 1.67) 0.6640 13.2 (10.5, 16.3) 2.00 (1.53, 2.62) 0.0001 10.0 (7.6, 12.8) 0.79 (0.59, 1.06) 0.1140
 Egypt 235 8.1 (4.9, 12.3) 2.09 (1.28, 3.41) 0.0030 16.6 (12.1, 22.0) 2.73 (1.90, 3.93) 0.0001 9.4 (5.9, 13.8) 0.79 (0.50, 1.24) 0.3030
 Greece 213 3.2 (1.3, 6.7) 0.75 (0.35, 1.63) 0.4730 7.5 (4.4, 11.9) 1.04 (0.62, 1.75) 0.8850 6.6 (3.6, 10.8) 0.50 (0.29, 0.86) 0.0130
 Iraq 148 9.5 (5.3, 15.4) 2.38 (1.35, 4.21) 0.0030 7.4 (3.8, 12.9) 1.06 (0.57, 1.98) 0.8560 6.1 (2.8, 11.2) 0.47 (0.24, 0.92) 0.0280
  1. *Considered only the six top countries with information on family size
  2. **Odds ratios were adjusted for the other variables
  3. ***All models of each outcome variable were significant (p-value< 0.01)