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Sub-Saharan Africa: Health stats

Definitions

  • Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate: An estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Health expenditure per capita > Current US$: Health expenditure per capita (current US$). Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included."
  • Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Infant mortality rate: The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth, female > Years: Life expectancy at birth, female (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth, male > Years: Life expectancy at birth, male (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
STAT SUB-SAHARAN TOTAL SUB-SAHARAN AVERAGE DATES
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 38.19 per 1,000 people
64% more than average
2005
Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 5.12 births per woman
69% more than average
2005
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 5.69%
3 times more than average
2009
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 21.82 million
69% of surveyed countries
532,117.07
2 times more than average
2009
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 22.04 per 1,000 people
83% more than average
2009
Health expenditure per capita > Current US$ $138.13
8 times less than average
2011
Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 1.44
51% less than average
2008
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 0.56 per 1,000 people
5 times less than average
2002
Infant mortality rate 86.45
2 times more than average
2005
Infant mortality rate > Total 66.06 deaths/1,000 live births
2 times more than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 56.53 years
25% less than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 2,870.25
20% of surveyed countries
58.58
24% less than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 2,743.84
20% of surveyed countries
56
21% less than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 2,805.51
20% of surveyed countries
57.26
23% less than average
2011
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.214 per 1,000 people
7 times less than average
2004

Citation

"Sub-Saharan Health Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Health