The State of the World's Children 2000

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Map 2: Life expectancy

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Maps were revised after publication of The State of the World's Children 2000.

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Under-5 mortality
Deaths of children under 5 years old per 1,000 live births 1998
Copyright© 1999 UNICEFUnder 10
Copyright© 1999 UNICEF10-49
Copyright© 1999 UNICEF50-99
Copyright© 1999 UNICEF100 and over
Copyright© 1999 UNICEFNo data
Girl children
Copyright© 1999 UNICEFUnder-5 mortality rate for girls is disproportionately high
Malnutrition
Copyright© 1999 UNICEF30% or more under-5-year-olds suffering from severe or moderate stunting
Source: UNICEF, The State of the World's Children 2000, tables 1 and 2.
Life expectancy: Effect of HIV/AIDS
Average number of years in eight countries with highest HIV prevalence 1995-2000

Source: UN Population Division, The Demographic Impact of HIV/AIDS, 1998.

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Infant mortality: Effect of HIV/AIDS
Deaths of infants under one year old per 1,000 live births in eight countries with highest HIV prevalence 1995-2000

Source: UN Population Division, The Demographic Impact of HIV/AIDS, 1998.

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A child's chance for a healthy life is affected by poverty, disease, malnutrition and conflict.
  • Malnutrition contributes to more than half of the under-five deaths in developing countries.
  • Under-five mortality rates have been decreasing since the 1960s, but in the many countries, the AIDS pandemic has reversed this trend.
  • In many countries, HIV/AIDS is increasing infant mortality rates and reducing life expectancy dramatically.
  • The difference in under-five mortality rates between developing and industrialized nations has increased, and in some developing countries, the rates are now more than 50 times higher than in the industrialized world.
  • In countries where the under-five mortality rate for girls exceeds that for boys, gender discrimination is thought to be a factor.
This map does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers. Dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

 
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