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Central African Republic

Central African Republic 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.
  • Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • 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.
  • Human height > Average female height: Average female height.
  • Human height > Average male height: Average male height.
  • 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).
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 36.83 per 1,000 people 2005 30th out of 181
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 29.4 2003 9th out of 25
Births and maternity > Future births 145.08 2100 90th out of 196
Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.9% 2100 66th out of 196
Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 152 2004 43th out of 189
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 0.87 per 1,000 people 1990 127th out of 148
Human height > Average female height 1.589 m (5 ft 2 ⁄ 2 in) 1994
Human height > Average male height N/A 1994
Infant mortality rate > Total 99.38 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 6th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 50.07 years 2011 208th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 50.66 2011 191st out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 47.02 2011 195th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 48.79 2011 192nd out of 196
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004 53th out of 67
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 28.5% 2050 149th out of 159

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; Wikipedia: Human height (Average height around the world); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York

Citation

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

  • Central African Republic ranked second for infant mortality rate > total amongst Christian countries in 2011.
  • Central African Republic ranked last for life expectancy at birth, total > years amongst Failed states in 2011.
  • Central African Republic ranked first for maternal mortality globally in 2001.
  • Central African Republic ranked second for death rates > infants amongst Landlocked countries in 2009.
  • Central African Republic ranked second last for life expectancy at birth, male > years amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.

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According to the census of 2003, the maternal mortality rate is
1,355 per 100,000 in CAR.

Posted on 16 May 2007

Mirkka Henttonen

Mirkka Henttonen