The State of the World's Children 2000

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Statistical Tables

Table 1: Basic indicators

    Under-5
mortality
rate
Infant
mortality
rate
(under 1)

Total
Population
(thousands)
Annual
no. of
births
(thousands)
Annual
no. of
under-5
deaths
(thousands)
GNP
per capita
(US$)
Life
expectancy
at birth
(years)
Total
adult
literacy
rate
Primary
school
enrolment
ratio
(gross)
% share
of household
income
1990-96*

  Under-5
mortality
rank
19601998196019981998199819981997199819951990-96*lowest
40%
highest
20%
 
Afghanistan4360257215165213541113286250x463249--
Albania901513711230311963276073-101--
Algeria8825540152353008187535150069581071943
Andorra165-6-57210d-----
Angola2345292208170120925831702604742x88--
Antigua and Barbuda133-20-17671073807695x100x--
Argentina12672226019361237151689507396113--
Armenia1044830382535364515607110086--
Australia1752452051852024612065078-1031941x
Austria17543537581408202792077-10025x33x
Azerbaijan80744655367669122651070100107--
Bahamas130682151182966011830x7496100--
Bahrain13320320130165951108640x7385106--
Bangladesh482471061517912477434683683605838692338
Barbados14690157413268306590x769790--
Belarus110472737221031598321506899982633
Belgium1653563161014110612673077-1032435
Belize831044374352307026707570x121--
Benin22300165176101578123839380533276--
Bhutan41300116175842004759430614225x--
Bolivia5725585152667957262229706282951548
Bosnia and Herzegovina13716019105163675371a73----
Botswana77170481173815705233310477311211x59x
Brazil851774211536165851334014047906783123864
Brunei Darussalam1568796383156025160x7689107--
Bulgaria14470174914833671111707198992139
Burkina Faso223151651811091130551986250451940--
Burundi17255176151106645727148140434251--
Cambodia2421716314610410716364593005365x131--
Cameroon27255153151941430556286620556388--
Canada165336286305633442196407997x1022039
Cape Verde65164731105440813110906969131--
Central African Rep.18327173187113348513022320454058--
Chad13325198195118727031863230474865--
Chile1481381210711148242913482075951011061
China79209471403812556982013494686070801201548
Colombia1041303082254080398830218071901181062
Comoros532659020067658232400595774--
Congo47220108143812785121136704974114--
Congo, Dem. Rep.9302207175128491392264469110517772--
Cook Islands104-30-261900--99x98--
Costa Rica1451121680143841891268076951071352
Côte d'Ivoire2830015019590142925338071047407118x44x
Croatia15698970844814704060739787--
Cuba1605483971111614311170x7696106--
Cyprus15636930877110010260x7895100--
Czech Rep.16525622510282881524074-1042437
Denmark17525522552706303489076-1002535
Djibouti26289156186111623234b514638--
Dominica133-20-177110304076----
Dominican Rep.7514951102438232196101750718210312x56x
Ecuador8918039115301217530912157070891271453
Egypt682826918951659781726119120067511022141
El Salvador9721034130306032166618106976941254
Equatorial Guinea2031617118810843117310605078149x--
Eritrea452501121707035771441623051-54--
Estonia12652224018142912033606998941746
Ethiopia1828017317511059649265245911043333721x41x
Fiji1209723711979617024607391128--
Finland17528522451545702479077-1002436
France1753452955868371342630078-10620x40x
Gabon3028714417185116743641205263---
Gambia5936482207641229494340473977--
Georgia120702352195059692860739984--
Germany1754053458213374942828077-10323x37x
Ghana492151051276719162711753906064762042
Greece1626475361060097111640789694--
Grenada109-28-23932031407296x88x--
Guatemala742025213641108013932015806465848x63x
Guinea143801972151247337309615504736481150
Guinea-Bissau1133620520013011614810230453164959
Guyana601267910058850181800659895--
Haiti3625313016991795225333380544456--
Holy See--------------
Honduras8120444137336147203974070701111158
Hungary1495711511010116971451071991042438
Iceland1752251752764026470x79-98--
India492361051446998222324671259037063501012239
Indonesia7121656128402063384662261111065841142043
Iran1002333314529657581389461780697190--
Iraq371711251171032180079299b635885--
Ireland16236731636815201779076-10318x43x
Israel16539632659841171161807895991843
Italy165506446573695123201707898992139
Jamaica149761158102538541155075851071648
Japan189404314126281126153816080-10222x38x
Jordan931393697306304218815207086941650
Kazakhstan83744355361631929813135068100962040
Kenya4020511712275290089871153405277851062
Kiribati62-74-5481309106093x91--
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.1041203085232334848515970x72-104x--
Korea, Rep. of17512759054610968231055073979420x42x
Kuwait147128138912181139120190x767975--
Kyrgyzstan6918066135564643117848068971071842
Lao People's Dem. Rep.412351161559651632022340053571112340
Latvia126442235182424200243069100962337
Lebanon9485356529319174333507083111--
Lesotho3320313613794206272106805681979x60x
Liberia6288235190157266611728490x484535x--
Libya1172702415920533915645540x7074110--
Liechtenstein149-11-103200d-100x---
Lithuania12070235219369436122607099982042
Luxembourg1754153354225044690x77-99--
Madagascar253641572199515057600942505846731650
Malawi7361213205134103464891042103956135--
Malaysia15310510739214105255453072849113x54x
Maldives5630087180622719111806595125--
Mali551723729314410694499118260543237--
Malta1624273763844093307791110--
Marshall Islands52-92-6360201610-91x95--
Mauritania1631018318012025291021944054378314x47x
Mauritius12092236719114117038707282107--
Mexico9713434942895831233579370072891151255
Micronesia, Fed. States of117-24-201144019206781x100--
Moldova, Rep. of948835642843785624606898961942
Monaco175-5-53300d-----
Mongolia2818515012810525795893906683892041
Morocco672207013557273777064912606744841746
Mozambique1031320618012918880817168140443860--
Myanmar442521131698044497943107220x6083100--
Namibia622067412957166059421105178131--
Nauru104-30-251100------
Nepal5129710019972228477797822058361101945
Netherlands1752251851567817912583078-1072140
New Zealand16526622537965701583077-10316x45x
Nicaragua7719348130394807172841068661101255
Niger3354280211166100784881372004913291944
Nigeria1520718712311210640941147692805057891349
Niue-----20---99x---
Norway18923419444195703610078-992435
Oman140280181641523828314940x716477--
Pakistan332261361399514816653067225006439742140
Palau97-34-281910c-98x103--
Panama133104206718276761130807491104860
Papua New Guinea45204112137794600146169305872801257
Paraguay100903366275222162520007092112862
Peru7323454142432479761133261068881221450
Philippines8111044803272944206491120068941171650
Poland14970116210387184185359073100962337
Portugal156112981898691031110107590128--
Qatar140239181451557910011340x727986--
Romania11782246921224742025141070981042435
Russian Federation11564254821147434142036268067991082038
Rwanda2121017012410566042824821041608223x39x
Saint Kitts and Nevis90-37-30391062607090x---
Saint Lucia130-21-1815030351070-95x--
Saint Vincent/Grenadines120-23-201122024207382x95x--
Samoa11021027134221744011407198x107--
San Marino165-6-62600------
Sao Tome and Principe61-77-60141602906457x---
Saudi Arabia113292261702220181680187150727176--
Senegal38300121173709003358435405333691159
Seychelles140-18-14763069107184x102x--
Sierra Leone13903162201824568211671603831503x63x
Singapore17540531434765003281077919415x49x
Slovakia15340103395377561368073-1022831
Slovenia17545537519931809840741001052339
Solomon Islands11318526120224171408707262x97--
Somalia82942111751259237484102110x4724x11x--
South Africa581308389603935710568832105483116963
Spain1655764663962836021449078971052040
Sri Lanka13713319831718455327680073901092239
Sudan432101151257328292932107290555153--
Suriname94983570284148013207093127x--
Swaziland53233901576495236315206076129--
Sweden18920416488758602621079-1052435
Switzerland17527522572998004306079-10719x44x
Syria1022013213626153334641511206970101--
Tajikistan62140749555601519014330679993--
Tanzania32240142142913210213141872104869661845
TFYR Macedonia11017727120231999311110073-88--
Thailand9014837103306030010003727406994881453
Togo30267144158814397181263404951119--
Tonga120-23-19982018107199x98x--
Trinidad and Tobago1407318611612831704250749896--
Tunisia102254321702593351896211070651141646
Turkey8521942163376447914256031306982105--
Turkmenistan661507210053430912196406698x-1843
Tuvalu71-56-401100--99x101--
Uganda35224134133842055410541413304062731748
Ukraine12653224118508614861110406999872435
United Arab Emirates153223101499235343018240x757989--
United Kingdom1652762365864968942087077-11620x40x
United States160308267274028378830290807799x1021545
Uruguay13756194816328957161307497113--
Uzbekistan70120588445235746523810206810077--
Vanuatu7622549141381825013406864x106--
Venezuela11575255621232425721434807291911352
Viet Nam8521942147317756216817131068911141944
Yemen383401212208716887807982705840701746
Yugoslavia130120218718106351363b739871--
Zambia122132021261128781372753704078891250
Zimbabwe55159899759113773533172044851131062
 
Regional Summaries
 
Sub-Saharan Africa2611731561075809392367140935134856741257
Middle East and North Africa241661535132497092276132078666089--
South Asia2391141467613200943574840603856248942239
East Asia and Pacific20150133381837039330541643127369821161747
Latin America and Caribbean154391023249822011441446389469861131060
CEE/CIS and Baltic States101357629475350641322523396997992237
Industrialized countries3763168479989830602714678981041941
Developing countries2169513864470284911629711007129962701001551
Least developed countries2821671721076149202366039502565049682042
World1938612459588461012938411140513264741001942

	
Definitions of the indicators Main data sources

Under-five mortality rate - Probability of dying between birth and exactly five years of age expressed per 1,000 live births.

Infant mortality rate - Probability of dying between birth and exactly one year of age expressed per 1,000 live births.

GNP per capita - Gross national product (GNP) is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers, plus any taxes that are not included in the valuation of output, plus net receipts of primary income from non-resident sources. GNP per capita is the gross national product, converted to United States dollars using the World Bank Atlas method, divided by the mid-year population.

Life expectancy at birth - The number of years newborn children would live if subject to the mortality risks prevailing for the cross section of population at the time of their birth.

Adult literacy rate - Percentage of persons aged 15 and over who can read and write.

Gross primary school enrolment ratio - The number of children enrolled in primary school, regardless of age, divided by the population of the age group that officially corresponds to primary schooling.

Income share - Percentage of income received by the 20 per cent of households with the highest income and by the 40 per cent of households with the lowest income.

Under-five and infant mortality rates - UNICEF, United Nations Population Division and United Nations Statistics Division

Total population - United Nations Population Division

Births - United Nations Population Division

Under-five deaths - UNICEF

GNP per capita - World Bank

Life expectancy - United Nations Population Division

Adult literacy - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

School enrolment - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Household income - World Bank

 
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