Life expectancy, HIV, AIDS Gambia

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

Life Expectancy, HIV and AIDS statistics Gambia (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 Gambia also the development of HIV and AIDS in Gambia 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 Gambia

One important indicator of the status of health in Gambia is the overall average life expectancy in Gambia. The latest WHO information shows that in 2009 the average life expectation in Gambia was 60. The average life expectancy for woman was 61, while men had a life expectancy of 58 in Gambia. The average life expectancy in Africa region was 54 years. This is 6 years lower than the average life expectancy in Gambia. In 2000 the average life expectancy in Gambia was 57 years, compared to 50 years in Africa.

HIV and AIDS Gambia.

When looking specifically at HIV and AIDS in Gambia one of the main statistics to look at is the number of people living with HIV. The estimated number of people with HIV in Gambia is 18,000 in 2009. In 2009 the estimate is less than 1000 people died from AIDS in Gambia. The percentage of people between 15 and 49 years old with HIV is 2 percent in 2009. This means that on average per 50 people one person has HIV in Gambia amongst people between 15 and 49 years old.

Graph number of people with HIV in Gambia


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


Number of deaths AIDS Gambia

A sad but important statistic to understand the development of HIV in Gambia is the number of deaths from to HIV/AIDS. For 2009 the estimate is less than 1000 people died due to AIDS. It is estimated that 170 children below 5 years died due to AIDS in Gambia in 2009.

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


HIV and AIDS Gambia

The table below shows HIV and AIDS indicators from 2001 to 2009 in Gambia. 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 18,000 2.0% <1000 170
2008 15,000 1.7% <1000 170
2007 13,000 1.5% <1000 160
2006 11,000 1.3% <500 130
2005 8,900 1.1% <500 110
2004 7,400 1.0% <500 96
2003 6,200 0.8% <500 81
2002 5,100 0.7% <500 67
2001 4,300 0.6% <500 57

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