Overview

Overview

 

Country Key Statistics

© UNICEF/Armenia 2007/Igor Dashevskiy

Total population – 3,016,000 (2005)
Total child population in Armenia (0-18 y.o) – 819,000 (National Statistics Service)
Total child population (0-5) – 162,000
GNI per capita in USD in 2005 – 1,470
Overall poverty level – 30% in 2005 (IMF Report 2006)

Poverty level among children - 41.9 per cent of children under 5 are poor and eight per cent are extremely poor (Caucasus Research Resource Center Report on Child Poverty, 2006)


Health & Nutrition                                                                                                                                           
Infant Mortality Rate (under 1) per 1,000 live births – 26 (ADHS, 2005)
Under-5 Mortality Rate per 1,000 live births – 30 (ADHS, 2005)
Maternal Mortality Rate per 100,000 live births (1990-2005) – 25 (UNICEF Statistics)
Percentage of children under five suffering from chronic malnutrition – 13 (ADHS, 2005)
Immunization Rate – 90% (ADHS, 2005)
Percentage of children under 6 months exclusively breastfed – 33 (ADHS, 2005)
Percentage of households consuming iodized salt – 97 (UNICEF-Ministry of Health Joint Survey, 2005)
*ADHS – Armenia Demographic & Health Survey

Education                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Gross enrolment rate in primary school - 93.6%
Children not reaching high school - 25%
Number of pre-schools – 645 (2005)
Percentage of 1-5 year old children attending pre-school – 19.8 % (2005)
Source: Education in Armenia Report 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Child Protection                                                                                                                                                                        Number of children in 8 state orphanages – 900 (2006)
Number of children in 52 special schools – 10,000 (2006)
Number of children with disabilities – over 8,000 or 0.7% of the overall child population (2006)
Number of juveniles convicted to imprisonment – 49 (2005)
Source: Ministry of Labour & Social Issues, Ministry of Justice, National Statistics Service 

Adolescent's Health & Development                                                                                                                                  HIV prevalence – 0.17%
Number of registered HIV cases – 463 as of 1 June 2007 (citizens of Armenia only)
Number of HIV-positive children – 10
Majority of HIV-infected persons are from 20-39 age group
HIV transmission through injecting drug use – 50.3%
HIV transmission through heterosexual practices – 42.3%
Mother-to-child transmission – 2%
Source: Armenian Center for AIDS Prevention and Control, 2006
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