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, 2014See also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate map
Progress in the global war on poverty
The Christian Science Monitor - 2/7/2016 5:21:37 PM
Fertility rates have fallen from 5 children per adult ... in countries such as Mozambique and Liberia. Aid programs have helped save millions of lives by fighting malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, and by immunizing children around the world.
Global Obesity: A Growing Epidemic
The Huffington Post - 2/2/2016 9:35:06 AM
Obesity is a global epidemic. The global population is expanding in numbers, but also in weight. Rates of obesity worldwide have more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, 1.9 billion adults were overweight and 600 million were obese. Every country included in ...
Top 10 Countries By HIV AIDS Adult Prevalence Rate
Jagran Josh - 10/14/2011 11:57:15 PM
1 Switzerland 26.50 2012 est. 2 Lesotho 23.10 2012 est. 3 Botswana 23.00 2012 est. 4 South Africa 17.90 2012 est. 5 Zimbabwe 14.70 2012 est. 6 Namibia 13.30 2012 est. 7 Zambia 12.70 2012 est. 8 Mozambique 11.10 2012 est. 9 Malawi 10.80 2012 est.
Which country has the world's best healthcare system?
The Guardian - 2/9/2016 6:56:28 AM
We look at how patients pay for healthcare around the world and ... impressive longevity statistics, but the growing elderly population is adding to healthcare costs. Lengths of hospital stays are almost twice as long as in other countries.
Movies depicting smoking should be given ‘adult rating’: WHO
CNBC - 2/1/2016 3:12:43 PM
Movies which contain smoking scenes or tobacco imagery "should be given an adult rating", the World Health Organization (WHO ... the U.N. agency referred to statistics that claim 44 percent of all Hollywood movies in 2014 featured smoking, while 36 ...
Nigeria: Still On the HIV/Aids Epidemic
AllAfrica - 2/3/2016 8:15:10 AM
The year's event, cheerily themed "Getting to Zero: Ending HIV/AIDS by 2030" by the World Health ... drugs. The prevalence rate of Nigerians between the age bracket of 15 and 49 with HIV infections is 3.1 per cent, making the country the second only ...
Botswana on course to eradicate malaria, TB and HIV/Aids by 2030 – health minister
Times Media Group - 2/8/2016 1:31:22 PM
According to the minister, Botswana remained on course to achieve its goal of complete eradication of TB and malaria by 2020 and control of HIV/AIDS by 2030. “As one of the few countries hardest ... The high prevalence rate is attributed to the continued ...
Developing world needs safer cars - UN
Independent Online - 2/12/2016 2:16:43 PM
Figures show 90 percent of total deaths take place in low and middle-income countries, even though only slightly more than half (54 percent) of the ... victims. Statistics also show that road crashes are the leading cause of death in young adults aged ...
Brazil says a third adult has died of Zika
Washington Post - 2/11/2016 6:42:46 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s health ministry said Thursday that a 20-year-old woman infected with Zika has become the country’s third adult fatality linked to ... have been publishing regularly updated statistics indicating how many people have been ...
One chart that shows the horrifying scale of FGM around the world
The Independent - 2/6/2016 11:46:21 AM
However, the new statistics also give cause for hope, indicating a worldwide ... half of the country's 22 million girls under the age of 14 had undergone FGM. While there is no data available about FGM rates amongst the 104 million adult women in ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
Today, more than 46 million people live in poverty in America, more than at any point in the country’s history ... expectancy is the high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS among those 15 to 49 — at 25.9% it is the highest in the world.
50% of sexually active young people in Zambia do not use condoms - UNFPA
The post online - 2/14/2016 11:36:52 AM
She said statistics indicated that only 45.1 per cent of adult men and 50.1 per cent of women use condoms. “Zambia still remains one of the countries with the highest burden of HIV and AIDS in the world. HIV continues to threaten development gains made ...
World Cancer Day and a troubled world
The Sun - 2/4/2016 1:54:36 AM
HIV/AIDS ... Recent statistics revealed that in 2001 alone, cancer was responsible for about 13% of all human deaths globally (7.9million). Statistics from Cancer Research UK similarly revealed that 14.1 million adults worldwide were diagnosed with ...
Transgender Vets Suffer Higher Rates of Mental and Medical Health Issues
edgemedianetwork.com - 2/3/2016 2:13:05 PM
The growing availability of effective HIV treatment and care during the past 20 years has dramatically extended the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS ... prevalence of modifiable cancer risk factors among adult PLWHA in Western high-income countries.
Increased Prevalence of Respiratory Disorders Will Drive the Global Nebulizers Market Through 2020, says Technavio
Business Wire - 2/4/2016 11:55:53 AM
The European COPD Coalition reported that the mortality rate of COPD will increase from 270,000 in 2005 to 340,000 by 2030. According to WHO, about 235 million people worldwide had asthma in 2013, with its prevalence ... infants and adults with COPD ...