At a glance: Lao People's Democratic Republic

Statistics

Basic Indicators | Nutrition | Health | HIV/AIDS | Education | Demographic Indicators | Economic Indicators | Women | Child Protection | The Rate Of Progress | Adolescents | Disparities By Residence | Disparities By Household Wealth | Early Childhood Development

Basic Indicators

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Under-5 mortality rank

36

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 1990

163

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 2012

72

U5MR by sex 2012, male

77

U5MR by sex 2012, female

66

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 1990

112

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 2012

54

Neonatal mortality rate 2012

27

Total population (thousands) 2012

6645.8

Annual no. of births (thousands) 2012

181

Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands) 2012

14

GNI per capita (US$) 2012

1260

Life expectancy at birth (years) 2012

67.9

Total adult literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*

72.7

Primary school net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2011*

97.4

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Nutrition

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Low birthweight (%) 2008-2012*

14.8

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%), 2008-2012*

29.8

Exclusive breastfeeding <6 months (%), 2008-2012*

26

Introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods 6-8 months (%), 2008-2012*

40.5

Breastfeeding at age 2 (%), 2008-2012*

48.4

Underweight (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

26.6

Underweight (%) 2008-2012*, severe

7.2

Stunting (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

44.2

Wasting (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

5.9

Overweight (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

2

Vitamin A supplementation full coverage (%) 2012

47

Iodized salt consumption (%) 2008-2012*

79.5

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Health

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Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, total

69.6

Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, urban

82.8

Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, rural

62.7

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, total

61.5

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, urban

87.5

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, rural

48

Routine EPI vaccines financed by government (%) 2012

2.3

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, BCG

81

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, DPT1

87

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, DPT3

79

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, polio3

78

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, MCV

72

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, HepB3

79

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, Hib3

79

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, Newborns protected against tetanus

80

Pneumonia (%) 2008-2012*, Care seeking for suspected pneumonia

54.4

Pneumonia (%) 2008-2012*, Antibiotic treatment for suspected pneumonia

57.4

Diarrhoea (%) 2008-2012*, Treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS)

42.3

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Antimalarial treatment among febrile children

1.9

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Children sleeping under ITNs

43.2

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Households with at least one ITN

50.2

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HIV/AIDS

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Adult HIV prevalence (%) 2012

0.3

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, estimate

12

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, low

10

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, high

13

Women living with HIV (thousands) 2012

4.9

Children living with HIV (thousands) 2012

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, total

0.2

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, male

0.2

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, female

0.2

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) 2008-2012*, male

27.6

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) 2008-2012*, female

24

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Condom use among young people with multiple partners (%) 2008-2012*, male

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Condom use among young people with multiple partners (%) 2008-2012*, female

Orphans, Children orphaned by AIDS (thousands) 2012

Orphans, Children orphaned due to all causes (thousands) 2012

Orphans, Orphan school attendance ratio (%), 2008-2012*

80

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Education

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Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*, male

89.2

Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*, female

78.7

Number per 100 population 2012, mobile phones

101.9

Number per 100 population 2012, Internet users

10.7

Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008 -2012*, male

22.9

Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008 -2012*, female

24.3

Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

129.9

Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

121.9

Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

98.2

Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

96.4

Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

85.2

Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

84.7

Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2008-2012*, admin. data

68

Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2008-2012*, survey data

94.9

Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

42.6

Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

38.7

Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

44.7

Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

44.6

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Demographic Indicators

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Population (thousands) 2012, total

6645.8

Population (thousands) 2012, under 18

2859.8

Population (thousands) 2012, under 5

889.2

Population annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

2

Population annual growth rate (%), 2012-2030

1.6

Crude death rate, 1970

18.3

Crude death rate, 1990

13.3

Crude death rate, 2012

6.1

Crude birth rate, 1970

42.9

Crude birth rate, 1990

42.9

Crude birth rate, 2012

27.3

Life expectancy, 1970

46.3

Life expectancy, 1990

54.2

Life expectancy, 2012

67.9

Total fertility rate, 2012

3.1

Urbanized population (%), 2012

35.4

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 1990-2012

5.8

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 2012-2030

3.7

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Economic Indicators

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GNI per capita 2012, US$

1260

GNI per capita 2012, PPP US$

2730

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1970-1990

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

4.7

Average annual rate of inflation (%) 1990-2012

19.6

Population below international poverty line of US$1.25 per day (%) 2007-2011*

33.9

Public spending as a % of GDP (2007-2011*) allocated to: health

1.2

Public spending as a % of GDP (2008-2010*) allocated to: education

3.3

Public spending as a % of GDP (2008-2010*) allocated to: military

0.2

ODA inflow in millions US$ 2010

396.7

ODA inflow as a % of recipient GNI 2010

5.1

Debt service as a % of exports of goods and services 2010

10.9

Share of household income (%, 2007-2011*), poorest 40%

19

Share of household income (%, 2007-2011*), richest 20%

45

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Women

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Life expectancy: females as a % of males 2012

104.1

Adult literacy rate: females as a % of males 2008-2012*

76.7

Enrolment ratios: females as a % of males 2008-2012*, Primary GER

93.9

Enrolment ratios: females as a % of males 2008-2012*, Secondary GER

85.3

Survival rate to the last grade of primary: females as a % of males 2008-2012*

103.4

Contraceptive prevalence (%) 2008-2012*

49.8

Antenatal care (%) 2008-2012*, At least one visit

54.2

Antenatal care (%) 2008-2012*, At least four visits

36.9

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, Skilled attendant at birth

41.5

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, Institutional delivery

37.5

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, C-section

3.7

Maternal mortality ratio , 2008-2012*, Reported

360

Maternal mortality ratio , 2010, Adjusted

470

Maternal mortality ratio , 2010, Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in:)

74

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Child Protection

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Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , total

10.1

Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , male

9

Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , female

11.2

Child marriage (%) 2002-2012*, married by 15

8.9

Child marriage (%) 2002-2012*, married by 18

35.4

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, total

74.8

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, prevalence, women a

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, prevalence, daughtersb

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, attitudes, support for the practicec

Justification of wife-beating (%) 2002-2012*, male

49.1

Justification of wife-beating (%) 2002-2012*, female

58.2

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, total

75.7

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, male

77.1

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, female

74.3

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The Rate Of Progress

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Under-5 mortality rank

36

Under-5 mortality rate, , 1970

Under-5 mortality rate, , 1990

163

Under-5 mortality rate, , 2000

120

Under-5 mortality rate, , 2012

72

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1970-1990

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1990-2000

3.1

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 2000-2012

4.3

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1990-2012

3.7

Reduction since 1990 (%)

56

Reduction since 2000 (%)

40

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1970-1990

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

4.7

Total fertility rate, 1970

6

Total fertility rate, 1990

6.2

Total fertility rate, 2012

3.1

Average annual rate of reduction (%) Total fertility rate, 1970-1990

-0.1

Average annual rate of reduction (%) Total fertility rate, 1990-2012

3.1

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Adolescents

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Population aged 10-19, Thousands 2012

1553.6

Population aged 10-19, Proportion of total population (%) 2012

23.4

Adolescents currently married/ in union (%) 2002-2012* , male

9

Adolescents currently married/ in union (%) 2002-2012* , female

24.7

Births by age 18 (%) 2008-2012*

18.2

Adolescent birth rate 2006-2010*

110

Justification of wife-beating among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, male

50.3

Justification of wife-beating among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, female

56.4

Use of mass media among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, male

92

Use of mass media among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, female

93.2

Lower secondary school gross enrolment ratio 2008-2012*

57.1

Upper secondary school gross enrolment ratio 2008-2012*

31.1

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV among adolescents (%) 2008-2012*, male

24.6

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV among adolescents (%) 2008-2012*, female

23.3

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Disparities By Residence

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Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, urban

87.8

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, rural

71.3

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

1.2

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, urban

79.6

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, rural

30.7

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

2.6

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, urban

16.1

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, rural

29.3

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of rural to urban

1.8

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, urban

64.6

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, rural

39.5

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

1.6

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, urban

94.9

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, rural

82.7

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

1.1

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, urban

38.7

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, rural

17.9

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

2.2

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, urban

87.5

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, rural

48

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, ratio of urban to rural

1.8

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Disparities By Household Wealth

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Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

65.9

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, richest 20%

92.8

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

1.4

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

10.8

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

90.7

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

8.4

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

36.5

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

12.1

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of poorest to richest

3

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

35

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

69.3

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

2

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

70.8

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, richest 20%

97.3

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

1.4

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

6.2

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, richest 20%

40.5

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

6.5

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

11.7

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, richest 20%

42.5

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

3.6

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Early Childhood Development

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Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, total

23

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, male

20.9

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, female

25.3

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

5.3

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, richest 20%

73

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, total

57.4

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, male

57.5

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, female

57.4

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

41.9

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, richest 20%

87.2

Father's support for learning ++ 2005-2012*

51.5

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , total

5

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , poorest 20%

0.5

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , richest 20%

24.3

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, total

40.9

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, poorest 20%

29.2

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, richest 20%

50.1

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, total

14

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, male

15

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, female

13

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

19.7

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, richest 20%

8.3

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