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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Health Stats

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  • Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total: Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns.
  • Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49: Contraceptive prevalence rate is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for married women ages 15-49 only.
  • Dependency ratio per 100: Dependency ratio (per 100), 2003
  • Expenditure > Public > % of GDP: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.
  • External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health: External resources for health are funds or services in kind that are provided by entities not part of the country in question. The resources may come from international organizations, other countries through bilateral arrangements, or foreign nongovernmental organizations. These resources are part of total health expenditure.
  • Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained.
  • 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 > Female: 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.
  • Infant mortality rate > Male: 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.
  • 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 > Female: The average number of years to be lived by a females in this nation 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 > Male: The average number of years to be lived by amen in this nation born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. 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 > 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 > Years > Total population: Life expectancy at birth (years) 2003 - Total population
  • Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate, 2003
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 14.3% 2003 46th out of 47
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 10% 2003 15th out of 17
Dependency ratio per 100 86 2003 32nd out of 166
Expenditure > Public > % of GDP 0.74% 2004 182nd out of 185
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 6.1% 2004 68th out of 138
Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access 29% 2004 132nd out of 167
Infant mortality rate 165.96 2005 2nd out of 178
Infant mortality rate > Female 145.47 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 2nd out of 216
Infant mortality rate > Male 152.75 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 2nd out of 216
Infant mortality rate > Total 149.2 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 2nd out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Female 45.25 years 2011 215th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Male 44.79 years 2011 215th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 45.02 years 2011 215th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Years > Total population 42 2003 178th out of 186
Total fertility rate 6.8 2003 9th out of 166

Citation

"Afghanistan Health Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Afghanistan/Health

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