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Table 1 Studies/articles included in the review

From: Noncommunicable diseases among urban refugees and asylum-seekers in developing countries: a neglected health care need

Author/year Title Year of Study/data Study country Origin of refugee population Age group studied Sample size Study type NCD(s) reported Overall prevalence of NCD (%)
Yaman et al. 2002 [35] Health problems among UN refugees at a family medical centre in Ankara, Turkey 1997-1998 Turkey (Ankara) (Iraq, Iran, Palestine Afghanistan, Somalia, Ethiopia)# Adult 212 Retrospective register-based diabetes, CHF, asthma, COPD, musculoskeletal disease -
Mateen et al. 2012 [36] Neurological disorders in Iraqi refugees in Jordan: data from the United Nations Refugee Assistance Information System 2010 Jordan Iraq All ages 7642 Retrospective register-based* neurological disorders (ICD -10 diagnosis) 17
Yanni et al. 2012 [37] The health profile and chronic diseases comorbidities of Us-bound Iraqi refugees screened by the International Organisation for Migration in Jordan: 2007–2009 2007–2009 Jordan Iraq All ages 18990 Retrospective register-based hypertension, diabetes, cancer 26.8
Ipsos Market Research [38] Second IPSOS survey on Iraqi refugees 2007 Syria Iraq All ages 754 Cross-sectional survey hypertension, diabetes, asthma 17
Doocy et al. 2012 [39] Chronic disease and disability among Iraqi populations displaced in Jordan and Syria 2008/2009 Jordan, Syria Iraq All ages 8,681 Cross-sectional survey hypertension, musculoskeletal disease, CVD, diabetes 41 (In Jordan), 51.5 (In Syria)
Kim et al. 2012 [40] The comparison of the insulin resistance and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome between North Korean refugees and South Korean - South Korea
North Korea ≥ 30 years 427 Cross-sectional survey/medical examination metabolic syndrome -
Mousa et al. 2010 [41] Hyperglycaemia, hypertension and their risk factors among Palestine refugees served by UNRWA 2007 Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, OPT Palestine 40+ years 7,762 Case series hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidaemia 9
Mateen et al. 2012 [42] Cancer diagnoses in Iraqi refugees 2010 Jordan Iraq All ages 7642 Retrospective register-based* Cancer 2.15
  1. Notes:
  2. *Used UNHCR Refugee Assistance Information System (RAIS) data.
  3. #Iraq 64%; Iran 22%; Palestine 6%; Afghanistan, Somalia, Ethiopia 8%.
  4. Individuals younger than 40 years with risk factors for diabetes and/or hypertension were also screened.
  5. CHF: Congestive Heart Failure.
  6. COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  7. CVD: Cardiovascular Disease.
  8. ICD: International Classification of Diseases.
  9. OPT: Occupied Palestinian Territories.