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Table 1 Country rankings by respective index and country-specific data on proportion of people older than 65 and GDP per capita

From: A survey of knowledge-to-action pathways of aging policies and programs in the Arab region: the role of institutional arrangements

Countries Overall rankinga Enabling constructs Mediating construct Outcomes policies and programs Country-specific data
Institutional arrangements (IA) Knowledge creation (KC) Knowledge translation (KT) Social (SP) Health (HP) Percentage of population over 65 (2012) [2] GDP per capita (international $) (2012) [36]
Bahrain 1 1 10 1 1 1 2.3 41,463
Syria 2 3 1 2 4 7 4.3
Palestine 3 2 2 5 2 6 3.1 4,929
Lebanon 4 5 2 3 6 1 8.8 16,931
Egypt 5 3 2 5 8 5 5.9 10,875
Jordan 6 7 2 10 3 3 3.6 11,544
Qatar 7 9 7 8 4 7 0.9 133,341
Oman 8 7 12 5 8 3 3.0 44,851
Libya 9 6 7 10 11 11 5.0 23,446
Morocco 10 11 9 12 13 7 5.1 6,898
Sudan 11 10 10 9 7 14 3.3 3,926
Algeria 12 13 13 4 12 13 4.7 13,008
Iraq 13 12 14 14 10 10 3.2 14,806
Yemen 14 14 6 13 14 12 3.0 3,833
Djibouti 15 15 15 14 15 15 4.1 2,857
Somalia 16 16 16 14 16 15 2.8
Median (out of 100) 69.5 45.9 30.2 47.5 66.1   
Interquartile range (IQR) 28, 82 29, 61 12, 48 30, 54 31, 74   
  1. Note: percentage of population over 65 years is deflated in countries with very high non-national migrant worker populations (such as Bahrain and Qatar)
  2. aOverall ranking is based on summative raw scores of the five constructs