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INDIA, STATISTICS

Population

India
1,065 million
Children <18 years 420 million
Children <5 years 118 million
Living on <$1/day 360 million
      of whom, children 140 million
Orphans 35 million
HIV/AIDS infected 5.2 million
Rajasthan 56 million
Jaipur 3 million

Some Indicators and International Comparisons:

India
World
31% of infants are born with low birth-weight 14% in Sub-Saharan Africa
15% in Middle-East & North Africa
7%   in East Asia
9%   in Latin America
7% of infants die before their 1st birthday
10% in Sub-Saharan Africa
4%   in Middle-East & North Africa
3%   in East Asia
3%   in Latin America
46% of children under 5 are malnourished
28% in Sub-Saharan Africa
14% in Middle-East & North Africa
16% in East Asia
7%   in Latin America
31% of children have adequate sanitation facilities 36% in Sub-Saharan Africa
72% in Middle-East & North Africa
50% in East Asia
75% in Latin America
61% of children reach grade 5 at school
66% in Sub-Saharan Africa
91% in Middle-East & North Africa
93% in East Asia
83% in Latin America

58% adult literacy rate
60% in Sub-Saharan Africa
67% in Middle-East & North Africa
90% in East Asia
90% in Latin America
64% gender parity rate (literate women as % of literate men)
76% in Sub-Saharan Africa
74% in Middle-East & North Africa
91% in East Asia
98% in Latin America
46% of children enter into child marriage (1986-2004)



Statistics: Unicef, 2005

40% in Sub-Saharan Africa
n/a   in Middle-East & North Africa
20% in East Asia
25% in Latin America
 

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