Population mortality trends in Jordan

14th June 2021

Researchers have analysed trends in mortality and place of death in Jordan, using death-registry data (n = 143,215) for the period 2005–2016. The association between demographic characteristics and hospital deaths was examined in a logistic regression model and compared between Jordanian and Non-Jordanians (i.e., refugees). The researchers found an increased likelihood of hospital death among Jordanian decedents who died from non-ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, haemorrhagic fevers, and injury in the period 2014–2016, compared with 2005–2007. There were similar increases in the likelihood of hospital death among non-Jordanians in 2014–2016 for the following conditions: malignant neoplasms (except leukaemia), non-ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, injury, and HIV, compared with 2005–2007. This finding suggests that country-level palliative care development must respond to both internal (aging) and external (refugee influx) population trends.  

Guo P, Chukwusa E, Asad M, Nimri O, Arqoub K, Alajarmeh S, Mansour A, Sullivan R, Shamieh O, Harding R. 2021. Changing Mortality and Place of Death in Response to Refugee Influx: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study in Jordan, 2005-2016. Journal of palliative medicine https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2020.0476