Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 NCD prevalence, percentage of ageing population and income level of some refugee home countries

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

Country % raised blood pressure (aged 25+) (2008) (reg. average)[70] % raised blood glucose (aged 25+) (2008) (reg. average)[70] % obesity (aged 20+) (reg. average)[70] % of population aged ≥ 60 years, 2009 (reg. average)[71] Income level[72]
Male Female Male Female Male Female
Afghanistan 27.2(30.7) 27.9(29.1) 8.9(11.0) 9.5(11.6) 1.5(13.0) 3.3(24.5) 3.8(7.1) low income
Iraq 30.1(30.7) 28.7(29.1) 12.7*(11.0) 12.5*(11.6) 22.3*(13.0) 36.2*(24.5) 4.7(6.9) lower-middle income
Somalia 39.9*(30.7) 35.7*(29.1) 7.9(11.0) 7.7(11.6) 3.4(13.0) 7.1(24.5) 4.3(4.7) low income
Sudan 39.9*(30.7) 33.5*(29.1) 8.6(11.0) 8.1(11.6) 24.0(13.0)* 2.0(24.5) 5.7(7.0) lower-middle income
DRC 38.5(38.1) 33.33(35.5) 6.6(8.3) 7.8(9.2) 0.7(5.3) 3.0(11.1) 4.2(4.5) low income
Rwanda 43.6*(38.1) 40.2*(35.5) 6.7(8.3) 6.1(9.2) 4.9(5.3) 4.0(11.1) 18.6*(4.5) low income
Angola 39.6*(38.1) 33.8(35.5) 8.2(8.3) 8.7(9.2) 3.8(5.3) 10.2(11.1) 17.2*(7.0) upper-middle income
Ethiopia 33.0(38.1) 28.3(35.5) 7.3(8.3) 7.0(9.2) 0.9(5.3) 1.6(11.1) 5.0*(4.7) low income
Congo 40.3*(38.1) 36.1*(35.5) 7.8(8.3) 8.5(9.2) 2.8(5.3) 7.5(11.1) 19.3*(4.5) lower-middle income
Cote d’Ivoire 41.6*(38.1) 35.7*(35.5) 9.2*(8.3) 9.7*(9.2) 3.9(5.3) 9.7(11.1) 19.3*(4.8) lower-middle income
Myanmar 34.4*(25.4) 29.2*(24.2) 6.1(9.9) 7.1(9.8) 2.0(1.7) 6.1(3.7) 8.0 (8.5) low income
  1. Note: Diabetes prevalence in this table was based on a fasting glucose blood sample and not self-reported prevalence.
  2. Reg. average: Regional average.
  3. *Values are greater than the regional average.
  4. DRC: Democratic Republic of the Congo.