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Table 2 Weight status and health (risk) behaviours

From: Health of Syrian unaccompanied asylum seeking adolescents (UASA) at first medical examination in Germany in comparison to UASA from other world regions

  Total Gender Region/country of origin
F M p SSA other WA SYR SA NA Oa p
Underweight 8.4% 9.6% 8.1% .077 13.6% 11.3% 16.7% 0% 2.2% 0% .013
28/333 7/73 21/260 9/66 7/62 11/66 0/75 1/45 0/17
Normal weight 84.4% 76.7% 86.5% 80.3% 79% 74.2% 94.7% 93.3% 94.1%
281/333 56/73 225/260 53/66 49/62 49/66 71/75 42/45 16/17
Overweight 7.2% 13.7% 5.4% 6.1% 9.7% 9.1% 5.3% 4.4% 5.9%
24/333 10/73 14/260 4/66 6/62 6/66 4/75 2/45 1/17
Consume of alcohol 6.2% 1.4% 13.3% .056 3.28% 12.1% 4.8% 0% 11.9% 11.8% .012
19/306 1/71 18/135 2/61 7/58 3/63 0/64 5/42 2/17
Smoking 23.4% 5.3% 28.7% <.001 3% 8.5% 37.9% 6.9% 71.7% 35.3% <.001
77/329 4/75 73/254 2/67 5/59 25/66 5/72 33/46 6/17
Drug use 2.6% 1.4% 2.9% .478 1.6% 0% 0% 1.5% 13.6% 0% <.001
8/310 1/71 7/239 1/61 0/58 0/63 1/66 6/44 0/17
Physical activity 60.8% 30.9% 69.3% <.001 50.8% 48.3% 65% 69.2% 75.6% 52.9% .020
188/309 9.6% 8.1% 32/63 28/58 39/60 45/65 34/45 9/17
  1. aComprises UASA from South Europe, South-East Asia and Central Asia
  2. SSA = sub-Saharan Africa; other WA = West Asia without Syrian UASA; SYR = Syrian UASA; SA = South Asia; NA = North Africa; O=Other Regions