Human Development Data for the Arab States

Mortality rate, adult, male (per 1,000 male 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 226 193 152 137 135 132 130 128
Bahrain 215 201 111 103 101 99.4 97.9 96.4
Comoros .. 365 314 298 295 292 289 286
Djibouti 527 472 367 346 341 336 331 326
Egypt 257 230 181 156 152 148 145 143
Iraq 207 193 164 211 225 239 253 267
Jordan .. .. 157 149 148 147 145 144
Kuwait 172 130 107 104 104 103 103 103
Lebanon 241 210 172 162 159 157 155 153
Libya 276 234 170 153 149 146 143 140
Mauritania 505 441 305 301 300 299 296 293
Morocco 264 234 174 158 155 152 149 146
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 162 152 150 148 146 144
Oman 389 217 129 134 138 143 141 140
Qatar 224 194 81.5 74.5 73.2 71.8 71 70.1
Saudi Arabia 283 192 162 145 141 137 133 130
Somalia 500 .. 394 379 378 376 373 370
Sudan 537 464 308 281 278 275 272 268
Syrian Arab Republic .. .. 132 121 118 116 114 112
Tunisia 232 190 143 133 131 129 127 125
United Arab Emirates 153 130 118 99.8 96.5 93.1 92.1 91
Yemen 382 363 287 256 250 244 240 235
Arab States 302 253 192 177 175 173 171 169
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 222 183 182 171 168 166 163 160
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 309 283 334 334 315 291 284 ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 229 197 211 197 194 191 188 185
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 443 413 337 316 311 306 302 298
OECD Members 183 161 136 125 123 121 .. ..
South Asia 274 245 260 249 247 245 243 241
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. .. 427 409 402 396 390 384
World 244 214 225 215 211 208 210 206


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