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Table 1 Namibia – health and development indicators

From: Equity in health care in Namibia: developing a needs-based resource allocation formula using principal components analysis

Characteristic Value
Life expectancy at birth (male/female) (years) 48/50
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 38
Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 62
Total fertility rate 4.2
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) 271
One year olds fully immunized against measles, 2003 (%) 70
Stunting in under-five children (%) 24.0
Gross national income per capita, 2003 (US$) 2,120
GDP per capita annual growth rate 1990–2003 (%) 0.9
Population living below US$1 a day, 1990–2003 (%) 34.9
Human development index, 2003 0.627
Adult literacy rate (15 years and above), 2003 (%) 85
HIV prevalence rate (%) 19.8
Prevalence of tuberculosis (per 100,000) 635
Malaria mortality rate (per 100,000) 39
Per capita total expenditure on health (PPP US$) 331
Health expenditure as % of GDP 6.7
Physician per 100,000 population 30
  1. Sources: [5-11]