Human Development Data for the Arab States

Births attended by skilled health staff (% of total)

Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns.

Source: UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.


Country/Region 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria .. 92 95.4 95.2 .. .. ..
Bahrain .. .. 99 .. .. .. ..
Comoros .. 61.8 .. .. .. .. ..
Djibouti .. .. 82.1 92.9 .. .. ..
Egypt 35.9 60.9 74.2 75.8 77.3 78.9 ..
Iraq .. 72.1 .. 88.5 79.7 .. ..
Jordan 87.2 .. .. .. 99.1 .. ..
Kuwait .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Lebanon .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Libya .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mauritania .. .. .. .. 60.9 .. ..
Morocco .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. 97.4 97 98.9 .. .. ..
Oman .. 94.7 98 98.1 98.6 .. ..
Qatar .. 99.5 .. .. .. .. ..
Saudi Arabia .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Somalia .. 29.7 31 33 .. .. ..
Sudan 69.4 87 .. 49.2 .. .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic .. .. 91.4 93 .. .. ..
Tunisia .. 89.9 .. 94.6 .. .. ..
United Arab Emirates .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Yemen .. .. 32.7 35.7 .. .. ..
Arab States 51.1 75.7 .. .. .. .. 71.7
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 48.5 84.8 .. .. .. .. 88.7
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 92.1 .. .. .. .. 97
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 71.8 85.6 .. .. .. .. 89.4
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. 34.6 .. .. .. .. 40.1
South Asia 32.1 35.8 .. .. .. .. 46.9
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. 45.1 .. .. .. .. 44.4
World 49.7 62.1 .. .. .. .. 65.3


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