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
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 ...
Botswana on course to eradicate malaria, TB and HIV/Aids by 2030 – health minister
Times Media Group - 2/8/2016 12:05:28 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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
1000 Benefit From NACA Free HIV/AIDS Medical Outreach In Kwara
Leadership - 2/7/2016 5:11:28 AM
John Idoko, said the agency’s medical outreach initiative was targeted at scaling up HIV counseling and testing to achieve lower HIV/AIDS prevalence rate nationwide ... to ensure that the MDGs target for the country was adequately met.
Films portraying smoking should get adult rating, says WHO
The Guardian - 2/1/2016 7:13:07 AM
Cigarette companies are turning to film industry to recruit next generation of smokers, warns World Health Organisation Films showing smoking should be given an adult rating to protect ... WHO cites statistics claiming that 44% of all Hollywood films ...
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 ...
Inuit — once relatively cancer-free — now have highest lung-cancer rate in the world: study
Canada - 1/26/2016 12:42:21 PM
It found the Inuit of Canada and other countries – once relatively cancer-free – suffer from the steepest rate of lung cancer anywhere in the world ... officially pegged by Statistics Canada at about 63% of adult Inuit, even worse according to local ...
Iran Ranks First World-Wide for Executing Minors
aawsat.com - 1/27/2016 2:57:10 PM
Amnesty International, in a report published on Tuesday, ranked Iran number one world-wide for passing capital punishment verdicts on minors. The report shows clear violations of children’s rights in Iran, with statistics ... of the few countries ...
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 ...
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 ...
Smoking Ban Cuts UK Heart Attack Rates By 42 Percent
Tech Times - 2/4/2016 7:41:11 PM
A non-profit group of 14,000 academics known as the Cochane collaboration reviewed 77 studies from 21 countries with smoking ... is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Statistics shows that one in every 10 adults die because of smoking.
Child Abuse Is A Worldwide Problem
OpEdNews - 2/4/2016 4:46:23 AM
While accurate statistics are difficult to obtain on the ... 19.7% of female and 7.9% of male children are abused sexually on a global scale. This data is based on 65 studies from 22 countries, so there may be more children who are exposed to sexual ...