By Zack Kleinbart

(All Statistics from 2010 Unless Otherwise Specified)

General Health Statistics

  • Life Expectancy at Birth (from 2007)- 46 years
    • Life Expectancy at Birth for Males- 44 years
    • Female Moratlity per 1,000 persons (from 2008)- 373
      • Male Mortality – 443
      • Number of Women Victimized by Genital Mutilation (1990’s) – 1.1 million
      • Percentage of Women who have comprehensive understanding of HIV/AIDS- 15%
      • Female HIV Prevalence (2007) – 1.95%
        • Male HIV Prevalence – 0.65%
        • Contraceptive Prevalence- 18% of partners

Child Bearing Statistics

  • Total Fertility Rate Per Woman – 5.8 children
  • Maternal Mortality Per 100,000 Live Births – 540
  • HIV Prevalence Among Pregnant Women (2012) – 2.80%
    • HIV Prevalence Among Pregnant Women (2009) – 3.40%
    • Percentage of Women Who Receive At Least One Antenatal Checkup- 87.3%
    • Percentage of Live Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel (from 2000-2008)- 74%

Sources:

  • The World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory Data Repository. Democratic Republic of the Congo. http://apps.who.int/ghodata/?vid=7405&theme=country
  • The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa. Country Health Profile Factsheet. The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

http://www.afro.who.int/en/democratic-republic-of-congo/country-health-profile.html

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