Definition: This entry gives an estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate map
CDC Foundation and Partners Release Statistics on Global Adult Tobacco Use Covering 60 Percent of World's Population
Market Watch - 5/29/2015 10:12:42 AM
Low- and middle-income countries bear ... (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Lung Foundation today released The GATS Atlas (gatsatlas.org), which presents tobacco use statistics drawn from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS).
Preventing hepatitis B
Times of Zambia - 5/23/2015 4:10:34 PM
The fact that not many people know about this is a source of worry for Alipali Kumar, HIV/AIDS specialist at Adult ... rate statistics. According to global data, the HBsAg claims more than 65,000 lives monthly with Zambia standing at 7.56 per cent prevalence.
New cancer cases rise globally, but death rates are declining in many countries
Phys.org - 5/28/2015 3:43:10 PM
Over the same period, age-standardized death rates for all cancers fell in 126 out of 188 countries ... Latino adults in the United States, researchers have found that nearly 1 in 7 has hearing loss, a number similar to the general population prevalence.
Guest Opinion: Warming temperatures will only make asthma and allergies worse
Taunton Daily Gazette - 5/29/2015 4:39:15 PM
Asthma prevalence rates for adults and children in Massachusetts are among the ... of the hard-won smog reductions achieved by the United States and other developed countries. A warming climate will result in more days of extreme summer heat.
Zimbabwe Uses The Most Condoms In The World, Reduces HIV Infections
International Business Times - 5/21/2015 3:22:50 PM
Zimbabwe’s condom usage now tops that of any other country in the world ... Zimbabwe were cut in half for adults from 2009 to 2015, and by 30 percent among children from 2010 to 2015. HIV and AIDS-related mortality rates in Zimbabwe also dropped by ...
WHO: PH has fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world
Rappler - 5/19/2015 11:53:27 PM
The national HIV prevalence in the Philippines remains low at 0.1%, but prevalence rates are "rapidly ... what we've seen in other countries in the world," Hall said. Time to act The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) earlier said the ...
Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions
Lake Country Sun - 5/26/2015 7:02:59 AM
BookCon's selection of four white, male authors for a discussion of children's books helped lead to the formation of the grassroots advocacy group We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) and the hasty assembly of the panel "The World ... Blume's first adult novel ...
Is it enough to achieve the middle-income country status?
opinion.bdnews24.com - 5/20/2015 1:36:39 PM
As a matter of fact, research by Andy Sumner at the Overseas Development Institute (UK) reveals a surprising result: only 7% of world poverty remains in low-income, stable countries ... unemployment and HIV/AIDS prevalence. (Botswana’s basic socio ...
Cancer now India's biggest killer, claims 5lakh yearly
Daily News and Analysis - 5/23/2015 6:02:07 AM
"Too many people are being faced with the devastating diagnosis each year - brain tumours kill more children and adults ... to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Given the high prevalence rate, it is a huge concern that the country's healthcare ...
HIV/AIDS Male Circumcision gets a Boost as Manufacturer Offers the PrePex Device at a Reduced Price
The Maravi Post - 5/28/2015 6:42:07 PM
PrePex is the only non-surgical adult ... World Bank, launched an accelerated action plan to circumcise 80% of adult males (equalling 20 million men) by 2015 in the 14 Sub-Saharan African countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and with low rates ...
Paraguay march poised to draw record crowd after 10-year-old denied abortion
theguardian.com - 5/28/2015 11:04:00 AM
The case has prompted outcry around the world and prompted a national debate about the prevalence of child abuse and underage pregnancies. But that debate has focused more on adult ... Catholic countries do not have high teenage pregnancy rates – in ...
Aseem Malhotra: Forget the fitbit. Focus on lunch.
Dallas News - 5/29/2015 6:05:09 PM
Still, obesity has continued to surge around the world. Nearly 1 in 3 people alive today is overweight or obese — 2 out of 3 adults in the United States — and no country has lowered its obesity rate since ... rise in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes ...
Over 23m adults use tobacco products in Pakistan: GATS
The Nation - 5/29/2015 1:51:37 AM
With this Pakistan joined the club of 27 countries in the world which have conducted ... health-warning label. The statistics suggest that overall 15. 6 million adults (12. 4 per cent) smoke tobacco and the prevalence of smoking is 22.
Study sheds light on risky drinking habits around the world
Deseret News National - 5/19/2015 12:33:24 PM
"In most countries, rates of binge drinking (downing five to seven drinks ... "Alcohol now accounts for a higher proportion of deaths worldwide than HIV, AIDS, violence and tuberculosis combined," they wrote. In the U.S. alone, nearly 88,000 people die ...
Suffer the children
The Economist online - 5/28/2015 3:07:22 PM
Studies suggest that up to 36% of Latin American adult women ... (having risen in some countries in the 1980s and 1990s). But it is declining much more slowly than in other parts of the world, and more slowly than overall birth rates.