16 Total BirthsMore children are born each year in Africa than are born in the Americas, all of Europe and Japan put together. Worldwide, more than a third of a million new people will be born on your birthday this year.
18 World over 65 years of ageIn % of the world population was over 65 years old. Only 1% of the population of the United Arab Emirates was over 65 years old. China has the largest elderly population (92 million) but this is only 7% of the Chinese population. Growing proportions of elderly people are partly a result of people living longer and, often, of fewer births reducing the size of the younger population. Africa is home to only 6% of the world's population aged over 65.
20 World by Tourist Destinations Western Europe is the most popular destination for international tourists. The region receives 46% of world tourist trips. At the other extreme 0.1% of world tourist trips are made to Central African territories.
21 Physicians WorkingIn 2004 there were 7.7 million physicians working around the world. The largest number were in China, which is the largest territory on the map. If physicians were distributed according to population, there would be 124 physicians to every 100,000 people. The most concentrated 50% of physicians live in territories with less than a fifth of the world population. The worst off fifth are served by only 2% of the world’s physicians.
23 Dentists WorkingNorth America has almost twice the number of dentists per person than any other region.In many African territories there were fewer than 1 dentist to every people living there. The fewest dentists per person were in Angola.
25 Personal ComputersIn 2002 there were almost 600 million such computers in use worldwide; that was 1 computer for every 10 people.The most computers are found in the United States, Japan, China and Germany - these territories together are home to more than half of all computers in the world.
27 Passenger CarsIn 2002 there were 590 million cars in the world. That is one for every ten people. There are 140 million cars in the United States and 55 million in Japan. This contrasts with just nine million cars in China and 6 million in India.
35 In the United States & Africa Quality of LifeIn the United States & Africa
36 A Tale of Two Countries The United States Nigeria 3rd largest country Pop: 291,680,00077.4% urbanMedian age: 36Life expectancy: 74 for men, 80 for womenFertility rate: 2Death rate per 1,000: 810th largest countryPop: 135,570,00045% urbanMedian age: 18Life expectancy: 51 for both men & womenFertility rate: 5Death rate per 1,000: 14The United StatesNigeria
37 Birth and Death Rates Births World average: 20 births per 1,000 Nigeria, Africa: Over 36United States: 12-18The lowest average birthrate in Africa is births per 1,000 population-- in only 3 African countriesDeathsWorld average: 9 deaths per 1,000Nigeria, Africa: Over 15United States: 6-9
38 Life Expectancy Projected life span for population born in 2003 World Average: 64Nigeria, Africa: Under 45United States: Over 75Only 9.7% of the world’s population can expect to live more than 75 yearsOne-third of the world’s people will live between years
39 Natural Increase in Population The world average increase is 1.2%Nigeria, Africa: 2-3%The United States: 0-1%There are 3 countries in Africa with an estimated increase of more than 3%Most African countries: 2-3% rangeThe world population in 2000:6,070,581,000 peopleExpected population in 2050:8,918,275,000 peopleNatural Increase in Population
40 Nutrition Calories consumed per day Grams protein consumed per day Nigeria, Africa: 2,United States: More than 3,5000Other countries in AfricaEthiopa: 2,000-2,500Congo, Zambia and Tanzania: Less than 2,000Grams protein consumed per dayNigeria, Africa: 50-70United States: Over 110Ethiopa: 50-70Congo, Zambia and Tanzania: Less than 50
41 Physicians Number of physicians per 100,000 people Nigeria, Africa: Under 25United States:Most African countries: Under 25African country with the highest numberEgypt,Countries with the highest number, more than 400Cuba, Spain, Italy, Russia and Norway
42 HIV Infection Percentage of adult population diagnosed with HIV Nigeria, Africa: 5-10%United States: 0.5-1%African countries over 10%12, including South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon and SwazilandCountries with the lowest occurrence (less than 0.1%)Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Japan & Philippines
43 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) In U.S. dollars, annual per capita estimateNigeria, Africa: Under $1,000United States: Over $20,000World Average: $7,900African countries with the highest GDP:$5,000-10,000Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, South AfricaGross Domestic Product (GDP)
44 LiteracyPercentage of the population over age 15 who can read and writeNigeria, Africa: Under 50%United States: Over 95%Years of compulsory educationNigeria, Africa: 6United States: 12
45 Human Development Index The HDI is a summary that measures a country's average achievements in three basic areas of human development: health, knowledge, and a decent standard of living.The top 5 countries by HDI in 2009NorwayAustraliaIcelandCanadaIrelandThe United States: 13thNigeria, Africa: 158th out of 182