Table 7

Estimated prevalences and 95% CI (%) of micronutrient deficiencies, growth and EBLL among migrant and refugee children by region of origin

RegionAll regionsAfrica AllNorth AfricaSub-Saharan AfricaAsiaMiddle East
Micronutrient deficiencies
Vitamin B0.6%1.1%
 95% CI(0.1 to 1.5) (8.49 to 16.96)
 Studies31
 N752352
Vitamin D44.6%54.1%42.4%70.1%
 95% CI(27.7 to 62.2)(40.8 to 67.1)(31.7 to 53.4)(60.6 to 78.8)
 Studies7232
 N3715395726100
Growth
Wasting8.8%17.2%26.9%9.7%13.9%10.8%
 95% CI(6.5 to 11.4)(2.1 to 42.2)(1.6 to 22.9)(6.4 to 23.7)(7.1 to 15.1)
 Studies1221233
 N9167630673433036321
Stunting17.2%20.6%48.4%38.3%5.7%
 95% CI(9.4 to 26.5)(31.5 to 45.5)(2.9 to 9.4)
 Studies710122
 N229321993190594
Overweight10.76%5.93%19.40%15.60%7.14%12.42%
 95% CI(7.64 to 14.34)(8.49 to 16.96)
 Studies611112
 N7838219672501545999
Obesity5.7%5.9%3.3%7.1%
 95% CI(1.9 to 11.4)(1.8 to 15.4)
 Studies410013
 N85382191547686
Lead poisoning
EBLL6.1%6.0%1.5%11.6%3.7%1.4%
 95% CI(2.4 to 11.0)(0.0 to 37.8)(0.2 to 10.2)(0.6 to 2.5)
 Studies811232
 N58987905841571761653
  • EBLL, elevated blood lead level.