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Table 2 Demographic, economic and health indicators in Tunisia and Ariana

From: Social determinants of health in Tunisia: the case-analysis of Ariana

  Tunisia   Ariana
   unit  
Population 10.1 (2005)b Millions 97 686 (2004)a
Population growth rate 1.2 (2005)b %, annual 6.5 (2005)a
Density of population 57 (2003)c Persons per km2 5 365 (2005)a
Infant mortality 20 (2005)b Per thousand 22.1 (2005)a
Total fertility rate 1.9 (2005)b Per woman 1.59 (2005)a
Life expectancy at birth    
   Men 70 (2005)b Years 74 (2005)a
   Women 75 (2005)b Years 75 (2005)a
Prevalence of obesity, adults    
   Men 6.4 (1997)b % 8.2 (2005)a
   Women 22.7 (1997)b % 24.4 (2005)a
Physicians 2.58 (2004)b Per thousand 1.0 (2006)d
Adult literacy rate    
   Men   % 96.0 (2005)a
   Women   % 88.5 (2005)a
   Total 74.3 (2004)b %  
  1. aDirection Régionale de la Santé (Ariana)
  2. bWorld Health Organization, World Health Statistics, 2007
  3. cFAO, 2004
  4. dGovernment of Tunisia, Ministère de la Santé Publique, Direction des études et de la planification