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Covering Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos Islands.
The island nations of the Eastern Caribbean are vulnerable to natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanoes and floods. Immunization rates are generally over 90 per cent, and universal free and compulsory primary education is nearly achieved by all countries, but with a marked gender performance gap in favour of girls. Access to sanitation and potable water facilities is over 80 per cent in almost all countries. HIV/AIDS has emerged as a major challenge.
Issues facing children in the Eastern Caribbean
Activities and results for children
Under-5 mortality rank
Under-5 mortality rate, 1990
Under-5 mortality rate, 2010
Infant mortality rate (under 1), 1990
Infant mortality rate (under 1), 2010
Neonatal mortality rate, 2010
Total population (thousands), 2010
Annual no. of births (thousands), 2010
Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands), 2010
GNI per capita (US$), 2010
Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010
Total adult literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*
Primary school net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2009*
% share of household income 2000-2010*, lowest 40%
% share of household income 2000-2010*, highest 20%
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