Life expectancy, HIV, AIDS Namibia

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

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

One important indicator of the status of health in Namibia is the overall average life expectancy in Namibia. The latest WHO information shows that in 2009 the average life expectation in Namibia was 57. The average life expectancy for woman was 62, while men had a life expectancy of 53 in Namibia. The average life expectancy in Africa region was 54 years. This is 3 years lower than the average life expectancy in Namibia. In 2000 the average life expectancy in Namibia was 53 years, compared to 50 years in Africa.

HIV and AIDS Namibia.

When looking specifically at HIV and AIDS in Namibia one of the main statistics to look at is the number of people living with HIV. The estimated number of people with HIV in Namibia is 180,000 in 2009. In 2009 the estimate is 6,700 people died from AIDS in Namibia. The percentage of people between 15 and 49 years old with HIV is 13.1 percent in 2009. This means that on average per 8 people one person has HIV in Namibia amongst people between 15 and 49 years old.

Graph number of people with HIV in Namibia


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


Number of deaths AIDS Namibia

A sad but important statistic to understand the development of HIV in Namibia is the number of deaths from to HIV/AIDS. For 2009 the estimate is 6,700 people died due to AIDS. It is estimated that 490 children below 5 years died due to AIDS in Namibia in 2009.

Deaths due to HIV by year in Namibia


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


HIV and AIDS Namibia

The table below shows HIV and AIDS indicators from 2001 to 2009 in Namibia. 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 180,000 13.1% 6,700 490
2008 180,000 13.7% 7,000 570
2007 180,000 14.3% 7,900 700
2006 180,000 15.0% 9,200 820
2005 180,000 15.7% 11,000 970
2004 180,000 16.2% 11,000 1,700
2003 180,000 16.5% 11,000 1,700
2002 170,000 16.5% 9,400 1,600
2001 160,000 16.1% 8,100 1,500

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