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Table 2 Candidate predictor datasets, South Sudan

From: Can we predict the burden of acute malnutrition in crisis-affected countries? Findings from Somalia and South Sudan

Variable Value(s) Domain Time span of availability Source(s) Notes and assumptions
Administrative level Broad region within South Sudan (various) n/a (static variable) n/a northeast, northwest, southern
Rainfall Difference between current rainfall and 10y historical average (mm) Climate 2014 to 2018 United Nations World Food Programme Food Security Analysis data site (
http://dataviz.vam.wfp.org/seasonal_explorer/rainfall_vegetation/visualizations)
 
Incidence of armed conflict events events per 100,000 population
deaths per 100,000 population
Exposure to armed conflict / insecurity 2010 to 2018 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLE, https://www.acleddata.com/) [16] Meta-data on individual armed conflict events based on extensive review of multi-language media sources and other public information
Incidence of attacks against aid workers deaths per 100,000 population
injuries per 100,000 population
Exposure to armed conflict / insecurity 2010 to 2018 Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD, https://aidworkersecurity.org/incidents) Data on various types of attacks to aid workers, capturing information from media sources, aid organisations and security actors
Proportion of IDPs proportion Forced displacement 2012 to 2018 Estimated by authors as part of a separate mortality study [11]  
Main local livelihood type agriculturalist, agropastoral, pastoralist, displaced (Protection of Civilians camps only) Food security and livelihoods n/a (static variable) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) [17] Assumed to be constant over time
Terms of trade purchasing power index Kg of white wheat flour that an average medium goat can be exchanged for Food insecurity and livelihoods 2011 to 2018 CLiMIS portal (http://climis-southsudan.org/)  
Food distributions metric tonnes per 100,000 population Food insecurity and livelihoods 2013 to 2018 United Nations World Food Programme Unpublished data
Incidence of admission to nutritional therapeutic services cases of SAM admitted to treatment services per 100,000 population Nutritional status 2015 to 2018 Nutrition Cluster, South Sudan Unpublished data
cases of GAM admitted to treatment services per 100,000 population
Cholera incidence cases per 100,000 population Disease burden (epidemic) 2012 to 2018 World Health Organization Suspected and confirmed cases. No cases reported before 2014. Unpublished data
Measles incidence cases per 100,000 population Disease burden (epidemic) 2012 to 2018 World Health Organization Suspected and confirmed cases. Unpublished data
Humanitarian actor presence actors per 100,000 population (all sectors; health, nutrition and water, hygiene & sanitation; health only) Humanitarian (public health) service functionality 2014 to 2018 United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Proxy of intensity of humanitarian response
Unpublished data
Acute flaccid paralysis incidence cases per 100,000 population Humanitarian (public health) service functionality 2012 to 2018 World Health Organization Proxy of functionality of public health surveillance
Uptake of measles routine vaccination doses given per 100,000 population Humanitarian (public health) service coverage 2012 to 2018 World Health Organization Assume no value = no routine vaccination taking place
Quality of SAM treatment Proportion of SAM admissions that exit the treatment programme cured Humanitarian (public health) service quality 2015 to 2018 Nutrition Cluster, Somalia Unpublished data
Quality of MAM treatment Proportion of MAM admissions that exit the treatment programme cured Humanitarian (public health) service quality 2015 to 2018 Nutrition Cluster, Somalia Unpublished data