Health

Afghanistan Health Statistics

Maternal mortality ratio:
396 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)Infant mortality rate:
total: 110.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 118 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 102.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 51.7 years
male: 50.3 years
female: 53.2 years (2017 est.)

Health expenditures:
8.2% of GDP (2014)

Physicians density:
0.3 physicians/1,000 population (2016)

Hospital bed density:
0.5 beds/1,000 population (2014)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:
urban: 45.1% of population
rural: 27% of population
total: 31.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 54.9% of population
rural: 73% of population
total: 68.1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate:
<.1% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – people living with HIV/AIDS:
7,500 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – deaths:
<500 (2016 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: intermediate
– food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
– vectorborne disease: malaria (2016)

Obesity – adult prevalence rate:
5.5% (2016)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
25% (2013)

Source: CIA – The World Factbook – Afghanistan – accessed March 26, 2018


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