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Oceania
** Health **

  1. Life expectancy (1990-95) 
    • Oceania: Women (69 years old); Men (65 years old) 
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  2. Increase in life expectancy (1970-75 to 1990-95) 
    • Oceania: women: 6 years (1970-75); men: 5 a years (1990-1995)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  3. Countries where women's life expectancy is at less than 50 years (1990-95)
    • ...
      Sources: United Nations
  4. Child Mortality Rate (1970-75 to 1990-95) 
    • Oceania:
      52 deaths for 1000 successful births (1970-75);
      27 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 % or more : Nil
    • Frequency estimated at 50-60 % : Nil
    • Frequency estimated at 20-30 % : Nil
    • Frequency estimated at 5-10 % : Nil
      Sources: Fran Hosken, (The Hosken Report) & Nahid Toubia
  6. Seropositivity among women & men (up to mid-1994) 
    • Oceania:...
      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 
      AUSTRALIA: 76 %
      COOK ISLANDS: 38 %
      FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA: ...%
      FIJI: 40 %
      FRENCH POLYNESIA: ...%
      GUAM: ...
      KIRIBATI: 37 %
      MARIAN ISLANDS: ... %
      MARSHALL ISLANDS: 27 %
      NEW-CALEDONIA: 25 %
      NEW-ZEALAND: 70 %
      PACIFIC ISLANDS: ... %
      PALAU: ... %
      PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 4 %
      SAMOA: 34 %
      SAMOA (AMERICAN): ...
      SOLOMON ISLANDS: 3 %
      TONGA: 71 %
      VANUATU: 15 %
      Sources: United Nations

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2
(In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the
United Nations Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

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