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Africa
** Health ** 
 

  1. Life expectancy (1990-95) 
    • North Africa: Women (66 years old); Men (63 Years old )
    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Women (54 years old); Men (51 years old)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  2. Increase in life expectancy (1970-75 à 1990-95) 
    • North Africa: women: 11 (1970-75); Men: 11 (1990-1995)
    • Sub-Saharan Africa: women: 7 (1970-75); men: 7 (1990-1995)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  3. Countries where women's life expectancy is at less than 50 years (1990-95) 
    • ANGOLA: 48
    • BENIN: 48
    • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: 49
    • CHAD: 49
    • ETHIOPIA: 49
    • GAMBIA: 47
    • GUINEA: 45
    • GUINEA-BISSAU: 45
    • MALAWI: 45
    • MALI: 48
    • MOZAMBIQUE: 48
    • NIGER: 48
    • RWANDA: 48
    • SIERRA LEONE: 45
    • SOMALIA: 49
    • UGANDA: 43
    • ZAMBIA: 45
      Sources: United Nations
  4. Child Mortality Rate (1970-75 à 1990-95) 
    • North Africa:
      125 deaths for 1000 successful births (1970-75);
      60 deaths for 1000 successful births (1990-1995)
    • Sub-Saharan Africa:
      130 deaths for 1000 successful births (1970-75);
      95 deaths for 1000 successful births (1990-1995)
      Sources: United Nations
  5. Current general frequency of women's genital organs mutilation in some countries 
    • Frequency estimated at 70 % ore more :
      Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Erithrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan
    • Frequency estimated at 50-60 % :
      Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo
    • Frequency estimated at 20-30 % :
      Ghana, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal
    • Frequency estimated at 5-10 % :
      Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre
      Sources: Fran Hosken, (The Hosken Report) & Nahid Toubia
  6. Seropositivity among women & men (up to mid-1994) 
    • Sub-Saharan Africa:
      Estimated numner of seropositive adults :more than 10 millions
      Estimated total number of AIDS cases : 2 millions
      Estimated percentage of women among seropositives : 52-55 %
    • World
      Estimated numner of seropositive adults : more then 16 millions
      Estimated total number of AIDS cases : 3 millions
      Estimated total number of AIDS cases: 40 %
      Sources:World Health Organization (The HIV/AIDS pandemic: 1994 overview)
  7. Percentage of the utilization of contraception among married women in age of procreating (1990) All contraceptive methods included 
    • ALGERIA: 51 %
    • ANGOLA: ..
    • BENIN: 9 %
    • BOTSWANA: 33 %
    • BURKINA FASO: 8 %
    • BURUNDI: 9 %
    • CAMEROON: 16 %
    • CAPE-VERDE: ..
    • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: ..
    • CHAD: ..
    • COMOROS: ..
    • CONGO: ..
    • CÔTE D'IVOIRE: 3 %
    • DJIBOUTI: ..
    • EGYPT: 45 %
    • EQUATORIAL GUINEA: ..
    • ERITHREA: ..
    • ETHIOPIA: 4 %
    • GABON: ..
    • GAMBIA: 1 %
    • GHANA: 13 %
    • GUINEA: ..
    • GUINEA-BISSAU: 1 %
    • KENYA: 33 %
    • LESOTHO: 23 %
    • LIBERIA: 6 %
    • LIBYA: ..
    • MADAGASCAR: 17 %
    • MALAWI: 13 %
    • MALI: 5 %
    • MAURICE: 75 %
    • MAURITANIA: 3 %
    • MOROCCO: 42 %
    • MOZAMBIQUE: 4 %
    • NAMIBIA: 29 %
    • NIGER: 4 %
    • NIGERIA: 6 %
    • REUNION: 67 %
    • RWANDA:
    • SAO TOME & PRINCIPE: ..
    • SENEGAL: 7 %
    • SEYCHELLES: ..
    • SIERRA LEONE: 4 %
    • SOMALIA: 1 %
    • SOUTH AFRICA: 50 %
    • SUDAN: 9 %
    • SWAZILAND: 20 %
    • TANZANIA: 10 %
    • TOGO: 12 %
    • TUNISIA: 50 %
    • UGANDA: 5 %
    • WESTERN SAHARA: ..
    • ZAÏRE: ..
    • ZAMBIA: 15 %
    • ZIMBABWE: 43 %

      Sources: United Nations

    (Source: United Nations Statistics Division)
 

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