Human Development Data for the Arab States

Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults)

Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables). Available at http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp2008/index.htm, (2) University


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 197 156 130 115 112 109 107 104
Bahrain 175 147 85.9 79.2 77.9 76.6 75.5 74.5
Comoros .. 307 261 250 248 246 241 237
Djibouti 428 387 320 304 300 295 290 284
Egypt 204 190 120 98 94.6 91.2 89.1 87
Iraq 191 154 107 116 118 120 118 116
Jordan .. .. 116 108 106 104 103 101
Kuwait 116 79.7 71.3 66.6 65.7 64.8 63.9 63
Lebanon 181 150 120 111 109 107 105 103
Libya 218 185 107 95.1 92.8 90.4 88.6 86.8
Mauritania 416 365 236 231 230 229 226 223
Morocco 207 184 119 104 101 98.2 95.9 93.5
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 124 114 112 110 108 106
Oman 326 157 97.5 87.1 85.6 84.1 81.5 78.8
Qatar 159 135 72.8 65.2 63.8 62.3 61.3 60.3
Saudi Arabia 241 158 117 106 104 102 99.5 97.3
Somalia 412 .. 337 323 322 320 317 315
Sudan 462 398 256 229 225 221 218 214
Syrian Arab Republic .. .. 92.8 82 80 78 76.6 75.2
Tunisia 214 174 83.7 76.1 74.8 73.5 72 70.5
United Arab Emirates 106 101 89.7 74.4 71.4 68.5 68.1 67.8
Yemen 304 336 242 212 206 201 196 191
Arab States 253 213 145 129 127 124 122 119
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 180 149 126 116 114 112 110 107
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 127 115 137 138 130 123 121 ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 155 129 117 108 106 104 102 100
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 384 361 302 281 276 271 266 262
OECD Members 95.1 81.4 71.3 65.9 64.9 64.5 .. ..
South Asia 289 247 200 183 179 176 172 168
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. .. 380 371 366 361 355 349
World 186 164 155 147 145 143 145 146


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