Life expectancy, HIV, AIDS Benin

Insight in HIV, AIDS and general life expectancy in Benin.

Life Expectancy, HIV and AIDS statistics Benin (compared to Africa)

Based on information from the World Health Organization, below you will find an overview of some important health indicators. Besides the overall life expectancy in Benin also the development of HIV and AIDS in Benin is shown. The indicators included are life expectancy at life expectancy at birth (years), age 60 (years), number of children under 15 living with HIV, number of deaths due to AIDS, number of people (all ages) living with HIV, number of under-five deaths from HIV/AIDS, prevalence of HIV among adults aged 15 to 49 (%). On this website we also provide information about life expectancy, HIV and AIDS for other countries in Africa and other continents.

Average life expectancy Benin

One important indicator of the status of health in Benin is the overall average life expectancy in Benin. The latest WHO information shows that in 2009 the average life expectation in Benin was 57. The average life expectancy for woman was 60, while men had a life expectancy of 54 in Benin. The average life expectancy in Africa region was 54 years. This is 3 years lower than the average life expectancy in Benin. In 2000 the average life expectancy in Benin was 55 years, compared to 50 years in Africa.

HIV and AIDS Benin.

When looking specifically at HIV and AIDS in Benin one of the main statistics to look at is the number of people living with HIV. The estimated number of people with HIV in Benin is 60,000 in 2009. In 2009 the estimate is 2,700 people died from AIDS in Benin. The percentage of people between 15 and 49 years old with HIV is 1.2 percent in 2009. This means that on average per 83 people one person has HIV in Benin amongst people between 15 and 49 years old.

Graph number of people with HIV in Benin


Graph percentage of people with HIV between 15 and 49 in Benin


Number of deaths AIDS Benin

A sad but important statistic to understand the development of HIV in Benin is the number of deaths from to HIV/AIDS. For 2009 the estimate is 2,700 people died due to AIDS. It is estimated that 370 children below 5 years died due to AIDS in Benin in 2009.

Deaths due to HIV by year in Benin


Deaths children younger than 5 due to HIV by year in Benin


HIV and AIDS Benin

The table below shows HIV and AIDS indicators from 2001 to 2009 in Benin. Where data was not available the value is shown as "NA".

Year people with HIV % people with HIV between 15-49 HIV deaths by year HIV deaths children below 5 year
2009 60,000 1.2% 2,700 370
2008 58,000 1.2% 3,100 400
2007 57,000 1.2% 3,200 440
2006 55,000 1.2% 3,500 470
2005 54,000 1.3% 3,700 490
2004 53,000 1.3% 3,600 510
2003 52,000 1.3% 3,500 530
2002 51,000 1.4% 3,300 460
2001 50,000 1.4% 3,100 470

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