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Table 1 Input Data on Population Distribution and Demographics

From: Assessing the impact of the Lebanese National Polio Immunization Campaign using a population-based computational model

Variable Estimate Value Reference
Total Population Estimate
 Lebanese Population* Point 5,882,562 [19]
 Syrian Refugee Population Point 1,435,840 [18]
 Palestinian Refugee Population Point 455,000 [28]
Geographic Distribution
 Lebanese Population* Beirut Point 49.9% [19]
Bekaa Point 12.9% [19]
North Point 21.6% [19]
South Point 15.7% [19]
 Syrian Refugee Population Beirut Point 29.5% [18]
Bekaa Point 35.1% [18]
North Point 24.7% [18]
South Point 11.8% [18]
 Palestinian Refugee Population Beirut Point 16.4% [28]
Bekaa Point 7.7% [28]
North Point 21.0% [28]
South Point 54.9% [28]
Average Household Size Across Different Sites
 Beirut Mean, Range 3.99, [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8] [19]
 Bekaa Mean, Range 4.58, [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8] [19]
 North Mean, Range 4.74, [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8] [19]
 South Mean, Range 4.38, [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8] [19]
Percentage of Adults (> 16 years) Among Populations
 Lebanese Population Point 62.7% [19]
 Syrian Refugee Population Point 46.8% [18]
 Palestinian Refugee Population Point 67.2% [28]
Polio Immunization Coverage Across Populations Prior to Immunization Campaign
 Lebanese Population Adults (Fully Immune) Point 91.0% #
Children (Fully Immune) Point 95.0% #
Adults (Partially Immune) Point 0.0% #
Children (Partially Immune) Point 0.0% #
 Syrian Refugee Population Adults (Fully Immune) Point 95.0% #, [2, 25]
Children (Fully Immune) Point 32.5% #, [2, 25]
Adults (Partially Immune) Point 0.0% #, [2, 25]
Children (Partially Immune) Point 47.5% #, [2, 25]
 Palestinian Refugee Population Adults (Fully Immune) Point 93.0% #, [29]
Children (Fully Immune) Point 63.0% #, [29]
Adults (Partially Immune) Point 0.0% #, [29]
Children (Partially Immune) Point 12.5% #, [29]
 National immunization coverage post campaign Point 97.8% #
Access to Medical Care
 Lebanese Population Point 98.0% #,$
 Syrian Refugee Population Point 75.0% [25]
 Palestinian Refugee Population Point 75.0% #,$
  1. *In absence of a governmental census in Lebanon, data from United Nations Development Programme was used as best estimate
  2. # Data from recent reports of Lebanese Ministry of Public Health
  3. $ Estimated using current data on acute flaccid paralysis surveillance and immunization level