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Less populous countries

The indicators used to construct the league tables in The Progress of Nations 1998 include: per cent of registered births; per cent of children not immunized against measles; and number of live births per 1,000 women age 15-19. Using the same indicators, the following table shows the progress of those countries with populations of less than 1 million. The regional standing of these less populous countries can be assessed by comparing the figures given here with the relevant league tables. In addition, basic social indicators, also provided in this table, can be compared with the Statistical Profiles on the preceding pages.

  League tablesa/              
  Birth
regis-
tration
(category)
Measles
immuni-
zation
gap
Teen
births
Total
population
1996
Population
under 18
1996
Annual
no. of
births
1996
Annual
no. of
under-5
deaths
1996
Under-5
mortality
rate
1996
GNP per
capita
($)
1996
% of
under-5
children
underweight
1981-96
Net primary
school
enrol-
ment (%)
1987-95
Total
fertility
rate
1996
Maternal
mortality
rateb/
1990
        (expressed in thousands)            
Andorra 1 - - 71 15 1 0.0 6 *** - - - -
Antigua/ Barbuda 1 0 - 66 23 1 0.0 22 7330 10 - - -
Bahamas 1 8 52 284 96 5 0.1 23 11940 - 95 2.0 100
Bahrain - 5 22 570 207 12 0.3 22 7840 9 100 3.1 60
Barbados 1 0 51 261 72 3 0.0 12 6560 5 78 1.7 43
Belize - 19 97 219 106 7 0.3 44 2700 - 99 3.8 -
Brunei Darussalam - 0 24 300 118 6 0.1 11 25160 - 91 2.8 60
Cape Verde - 34 78 396 190 12 0.9 73 1010 19 100 3.7 -
Comoros - 52 130 632 336 26 3.2 122 450 26 53 5.7 950
Cook Islands 1 28 - 19 8 0 0.0 30 1550 - - - -
Cyprus - 10 30 756 226 12 0.1 10 10260 - 96 2.3 5
Djibouti - 53 31 617 292 24 3.8 157 * 23 32 5.5 570
Dominica 1 0 - 71 25 2 0.0 20 3090 5 - - -
Equatorial Guinea - 39 173 410 202 17 2.9 173 530 - - 5.6 820
Fiji 1 6 48 797 326 18 0.4 24 2470 8 99 2.8 90
Grenada 1 15 - 92 33 2 0.1 31 2880 - - - -
Guyana 1 9 57 838 315 19 1.6 83 690 18 90 2.4 -
Iceland 1 2 25 271 78 4 0.0 5 26580 - - 2.2 0
Kiribati 1 36 - 80 37 2 0.2 76 920 13 99 - -
Liechtenstein 1 - - 31 7 0 0.0 7 *** - - - -
Luxembourg 1 20 14 412 88 5 0.0 7 45360 - 85 1.7 0
Maldives 1 6 70 263 140 11 0.8 76 1080 39 60 6.8 -
Malta 1 49 13 369 98 5 0.1 11 7910 - 100 2.1 0
Marshall Islands 2 31 - 57 26 2 0.2 92 1890 - 100 - -
Micronesia (Fed. States of) 2 10 - 126 58 4 0.1 27 2070 - 85 - -
Monaco 1 2 - 32 7 0 0.0 6 *** - - - -
Nauru - - - 11 5 0 0.0 31 - - - - -
Niue - 0 - 2 1 0 - - - - - - -
Palau 1 1 - 17 8 1 0.0 35 ** - 100 - -
Qatar - 14 66 558 175 10 0.2 21 11600 6 80 3.9 -
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 - 41 15 1 0.0 38 5870 - - - -
Saint Lucia 1 5 - 144 51 4 0.1 22 3500 - 90 - -
Saint Vincent/ Grenadines 1 0 - 113 40 2 0.1 23 2370 - - - -
Samoa - 4 34 166 75 4 0.2 53 1170 - 99 3.9 35
San Marino 1 4 - 25 5 0 0.0 13 - - - - -
Sao Tome/ Principe - 53 - 135 71 6 0.5 80 330 16 - - -
Seychelles - 2 - 74 39 3 0.1 19 6850 6 - - -
Solomon Islands 1 33 94 391 199 14 0.4 29 900 21 - 5.1 -
Suriname 1 22 56 432 173 9 0.3 31 1000 - 100 2.5 -
Swaziland - 41 85 881 439 33 3.2 97 1210 10 95 4.6 560
Tonga - 5 - 98 41 2 0.1 23 1790 - - - -
Tuvalu 1 6 - 10 4 0 0.0 56 650 - 98 - -
Vanuatu - 39 74 174 86 5 0.3 53 1290 20 74 4.5 280

 
a/ See appropriate chapter for full description.
b/ Several of the maternal mortality rates vary substantially from government estimates. A review of these data will be part of a forthcoming revision of maternal estimates.
*    GNP per capita estimated range $786 to $3115.
**   GNP per capita estimated range $3116 to $9635.
***  GNP per capita estimated range $9636 or more.

 

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