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Sept. 28, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

In Somalia, the incidence of alcohol abuse disorders is 0.6% among men and 0.1% among women.
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

""The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 22.2 while for a female (18+ years) was 23.5 in 2016."
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Laos, Lesotho, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Sept. 3, 2020, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: WR-DATA-1

In Somalia, there are about 156,408 widows, as estimated in 2015.
Aug. 2, 2020, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia, United States
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

“Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colorism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones. Members of the non-profit The Beautywell Project teamed up with the Sierra Club to convince the online retail giant to stop selling skin lightening products that contain mercury. After more than a year of protests, this coalition of antiracist, health, and environmental activists persuaded Amazon to remove some 15 products containing toxic levels of mercury. This puts a small but noteworthy dent in the global trade in skin lighteners, estimated to reach $31.2 billion by 2024.”
July 29, 2020, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Somalia, whose population is estimated to be 12.3 million, has a high child marriage prevalence rate; a UNFPA/UNICEF analysis done in 2014/2015 found that 45.3 percent of women in the country aged between 20 and 24 were married or in union before the age of 18" (para 4)
July 27, 2020, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

A UNICEF dataset from 2020 cites 2006 MICS data, which reports that 8% of women in Somalia aged 20 to 24 years were married by 15 and 45% of women in Somalia aged 20 to 24 years were married by 18 (CODER COMMENT - MAD)
July 15, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"'Women citizenship rights, it’s in a very miserable situation,' she said. 'Like, right now during this COVID[-19] time, we have a very high prevalence of domestic violence. You know — brutal'" (para 20).
July 15, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"During the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, activists in some countries made historic gains in the fight to stop the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, which involves removing a girl’s clitoris" (para 1). "Allin said it’s become so popular in Somalia that people offering to perform the practice are now going door to door. 'They knocked on my own [door] asking if I have girls to cut,' she said. 'And it was such a shock for me because I haven't seen that for years.'" (para 7-8). "Still, some parents see FGM as a requirement under some faiths, and they saw the COVID-19 lockdown as a good time to have it...more
July 15, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Allin said all she can do is plead with parents not to perform the operation because right now, there’s no law to protect girls" (para 11).
July 15, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"An estimated 200 million girls and women worldwide have undergone FGM, which is practiced in at least 27 African countries and parts of Asia and the Middle East" (para 2). "But other countries, such as Somalia, saw increases in the practice during pandemic-induced lockdowns. Somalia has the world's highest FGM rate, with about 98% of women having been cut" (para 4-5). "Allin said women’s organizations have reported dramatic increases in the number of FGM operations. The procedure is forced on thousands of girls every year for no medical purpose" (para 9).
July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Somalia is 1.03. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.00.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

6.0
June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Finland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 7, 2020, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 46.78% [27.96-63.34]
May 31, 2020, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MAAO-DATA-1

"The mean age at menarche calculated by the recollected-age method for 524 Somalian girls, all over 16 years of age, was 14.78±0·07 years. The subjects, gathered from schools and other communities in the capital and from the Catholic Missions in Benadir and Upper and Lower Giuba, originated from all the regions of the country."
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

7.0
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

3.0
May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

1.0
May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

3.0
May 27, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Brunei, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

4.0
May 27, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Yemen
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

4.0
May 21, 2020, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Somalia’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a huge increase in female genital mutilation (FGM), with circumcisers going door to door offering to cut girls stuck at home during the pandemic, according to Plan International. The crisis is undermining efforts to eradicate the practice in Somalia, which has the world’s highest FGM rate, with about 98% of women having been cut, the charity warned. 'We’ve seen a massive increase in recent weeks,' said Sadia Allin, Plan International’s head of mission in Somalia. 'We want the government to ensure FGM is included in all Covid responses.' She said nurses across the country had also reported a surge in requests from parents wanting...more
May 16, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were numerous reports of sexual violence by conflict actors in Somalia during the period 1989-2009.
April 30, 2020, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

45%
April 30, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

45%
April 9, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-2

Security mean for Somalia in 2014 is -1.099, standard deviation is 0.292, 2.5th percentile is -1.658, and 97.5th percentile is -0.514.