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BASIC INDICATORS 
Population, 2010 - 33.4 million
Young  population (under 18 years old), 2010 - 55.3%
Population annual growth rate, 1990-2010- 3.2%
Human development index (HDI), 2011 - 161
GNI per capita, 2010 - US$490
People living below the poverty line of US$1.25/day, 2000-2009 - 29%
Total fertility rate, 2011 (Uganda DHS 2011) - 6.2 children/per woman

HEALTH AND NUTRITION 
Under-five mortality rate, 2011 - 90/per 1,000 births
Under-five mortality rank worldwide, 2010 - 27
Neonatal mortality rank (first 28 days of life), 2010 - 26/per 1,000 births
Maternal mortality, 2008 - 430/per 100,000 live births
Skilled attendant at birth, 2011 - 59%
Life expectancy at birth, 2010 - 54 years
Stunting (percentage of children under 5 suffering from moderate to severe), 2006-2010 - Stunting 33%. Underweight: 14%
Malaria - Children under 5 sleeping under a net, 2006-2010 - 43%

HIV AND AIDS 
Adult HIV prevalence rate (ages 15-49), 2009 - 6.5% of adults HIV+
Children under age 15 living with HIV, 2009 - 150,000
Children orphaned by AIDS (ages 0-17), 2009 estimate - 1.2 million
Women over 15 years old living with HIV, 2009 estimate - 610,000
HIV prevalence among young people (ages 15-24), 2009 - 3.6% (4.8% of females; 2.3% of males) 

WATER AND SANITATION 
Use of improved drinking water sources, 2008 - 67% of population
Use of improved sanitation facilities, 2008 - 48% of population

EDUCATION 
Net primary school enrolment ratio, 2007-2010 - 94% of girls; 91% of boys
Net secondary school enrolment ratio, 2007-2010 - 21% of girls; 22% of boys
Literacy rate among youth (15-24 years old), 2005-2010 - 85% of females; 90% of males
Internet usage- 13/per 100 of the population
Mobile phone usage - 38/per 100 of the population

CHILD PROTECTION 
Birth registration (percentage of children under 5), 2011- 30%
Child labour (percentage of children ages 5-14), 2000-2010 - 25%
Child marriage of girls, 2000-2010 - 12% married by age 15; 46% married by age 18

Sources:  All numbers from UNICEF's The State of the World's Children 2012 and Uganda Preliminary Results - UDHS 2011, except HDI (from UNDP Human Development Report, 2011)

 

 

 

 

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