Skip to main content

Table 5 Hospitalizations in Jordan among Syrian Refugees

From: Health service access and utilization among Syrian refugees in Jordan

   Survey total (n = 1550) By region By sector
   North (n = 728) Central (n = 745) South (n = 77) Public (n = 223) Private (n = 81) Charity (n = 24)
   Point [95 CI] Point [95 CI] Point [95 CI] Point [95 CI] Point [95 CI] Point [95 CI] Point [95 CI]
Households with any hospitalizations in the past year (%) 21.2 [18.9,23.6] 20.3 [17.0,24.1] 21.6 [18.7,24.9] 24.7 [14.7,38.4]   ----   ----   ----
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.841       
Number of hospitalizations in Jordan in the past six months Median 1   1   1   1    ----   ----   ----
Mean 2.0 [1.7,2.3] 1.9 [1.5,2.2] 2.1 [1.7,2.5] 2.1 [0.8,3.4]   ----   ----   ----
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.433       
Reason for most recent hospitalizationa n = 328 n = 148 n = 161 n = 19 n = 223 n = 81 n = 24
 Injury   20.7 [16.7,25.5] 22.3 [16.2,29.9] 19.3 [14.0,25.9] 21.1 [7.9,45.4] 20.2 [15.4,26.0] 19.8 [12.0,30.8] 29.2 [15.2,48.6]
 Cardiovascular   13.7 [10.4,17.8] 13.5 [8.7,20.5] 14.3 [9.8,20.3] 10.5 [4.8,21.5] 14.8 [10.7,20.2] 12.3 [7.1,20.7] 8.3 [2.2,27.3]
 Respiratory   12.2 [8.9,16.6] 16.2 [10.5,24.2] 7.5 [4.4,12.3] 21.1 [11.9,34.5] 14.8 [10.3,20.8] 4.9 [1.8,12.6] 12.5 [3.9,33.2]
 Digestive   7.0 [4.6,10.6] 8.1 [4.5,14.2] 6.8 [3.7,12.2] 0   5.8 [3.3,10.2] 8.6 [4.3,16.8] 12.5 [3.9,33.2]
 Genitourinary   7.0 [4.7,10.3] 8.1 [4.6,13.8] 6.2 [3.4,11.0] 5.3 [1.0,24.3] 7.2 [4.4,11.5] 7.4 [3.2,16.3] 4.2 [0.6,23.4]
 Infection or other acute illness 7.0 [4.6,10.5] 5.4 [2.3,11.9] 8.7 [5.4,13.7] 5.3 [1.1,21.8] 7.6 [4.6,12.4] 7.4 [3.5,15.2] 0  
 Cancer/neoplasm   3.4 [1.9,6.0] 2.7 [1.0,7.0] 3.1 [1.3,7.3] 10.5 [2.8,32.7] 2.7 [1.2,5.9] 6.2 [2.5,14.5] 0  
 Other   29.0 [23.9,34.6] 23.6 [17.5,31.1] 34.2 [26.5,42.8] 26.3 [12.1,48.1] 26.9 [21.4,33.2] 33.3 [23.0,45.5] 33.3 [18.3,52.8]
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.334       
Location of most recent hospitalizationa               
 Public hospital   68.0 [61.7,73.7] 77.7 [70.6,83.5] 56.5 [47.5,65.1] 89.5 [71.4,96.7]   ----   ----   ----
 Private hospital   24.7 [19.7,30.4] 18.9 [13.6,25.7] 31.7 [23.9,40.7] 10.5 [3.3,28.6]   ----   ----   ----
 Charity/NGO hospital   7.3 [4.9,10.9] 3.4 [1.5,7.5] 11.8 [7.5,18.0] 0    ----   ----   ----
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.006  
Reason for selecting hospitala                
 Affordable cost   41.8 [36.2,47.5] 37.2 [28.8,46.4] 45.3 [37.6,53.3] 47.4 [33.2,62.0] 42.2 [35.7,48.9] 32.1 [22.5,43.4] 70.8 [48.8,86.1]
 Emergency   25.6 [21.1,30.7] 25.0 [18.3,33.2] 24.8 [19.1,31.7] 36.8 [21.2,55.8] 27.4 [21.8,33.8] 23.5 [14.7,35.3] 16.7 [6.2,37.9]
 Referred by doctor   14.0 [10.3,18.8] 21.6 [15.3,29.6] 8.1 [4.4,14.5] 5.3 [0.7,29.1] 16.1 [11.4,22.4] 11.1 [5.5,21.1] 4.2 [0.6,25.1]
 Close to place of residence   9.5 [6.6,13.3] 8.8 [5.1,14.7] 10.6 [6.4,16.9] 5.3 [1.1,21.8] 10.8 [7.2,15.8] 7.4 [3.1,16.9] 4.2 [0.6,25.1]
 Like staff/treatment quality   4.6 [2.7,7.6] 4.1 [1.6,9.9] 5.0 [2.6,9.2] 5.3 [0.7,29.1] 1.3 [0.4,4.1] 13.6 [7.8,22.5] 4.2 [0.6,25.1]
 Other   4.6 [2.7,7.8] 3.4 [1.5,7.5] 6.2 [3.1,12.1] 0   2.2 [0.9,5.3] 12.3 [6.8,21.4] 0  
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.243 Three-way sectoral comparison p < 0.001
Hospitalization length (days) Median 2   3   2   2   2   2   3  
Mean 5.9 [4.5,7.2] 6.6 [4.2,9.1] 5.4 [4.0,6.9] 3.2 [1.5,4.8] 5.1 [3.7,6.5] 7.4 [3.7,11.1] 7.5 [3.4,11.5]
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.179 Three-way sectoral comparison p = 0.140
Paid for hospitalizationa 22.3 [17.6,27.7] 14.9 [9.8,21.9] 31.1 [24.2,38.9] 5.3 [0.7,29.1] 15.7 [11.1,21.8] 40.7 [30.1,52.3] 20.8 [9.0,41.2]
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.007 Three-way sectoral comparison p < 0.001
Cost to household for visit (US Dollars) Median 0   0   0   0   0   0   0  
Mean 82.0 [53.9,110.2] 59.6 [21.0,98.2] 110.9 [68.3,153.5] 12.0 [−10.7,34.7] 37.5 [17.7,57.3] 207.0 [118.3,295.6] 74.2 [0,193.1]
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.440 Three-way sectoral comparison p < 0.006
Cost to household for visit (US Dollars)b Median 171   181   171   228   114   285   57  
Mean 368.6 [276.7,460.4] 400.9 [210.7,591.1] 357.2 [253.3,461.0] 228.0 [228.0,228.0] 238.8 [148.3,329.4] 508.0 [346.6,669.4] 356.4 [0,848.7]
 Statistical significance     Three-way regional comparison p = 0.248 Three-way sectoral comparison p < 0.001
  1. aAs percent of households with a hospitalization in Jordan in the past six months
  2. bAmong households that paid for hospitalization