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Table 1 Namibia – Health and development indicators

From: Technical efficiency of district hospitals: Evidence from Namibia using Data Envelopment Analysis

Characteristic Value
Total population (2001) 1,830,330
Annual population growth rate (%) 2.6
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
Stunting in under-five children (%) 24.0
Gross national income per capita (2002) (US$) 1,780
Population living below US$1 a day (%) 35
Gini coefficient 0.70
Human development index, 2004 0.607
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 (international dollars) (2001) 342
  1. Sources: [6-12]