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Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip Health Stats

Definitions

  • 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 > 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 > 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Infant mortality rate 23.54 2005 86th out of 178
Infant mortality rate > Total 19 deaths/1,000 live births 2008 113th out of 219
Life expectancy at birth > Female 74.83 years 2008 120th out of 220
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 73.16 years 2008 104th out of 220

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

Citation

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

Gaza Strip Health Profiles (Subcategories)

Infant mortality rate 3 Life expectancy at birth 3