Life expectancy, HIV, AIDS Sierra Leone

Insight in HIV, AIDS and general life expectancy in Sierra Leone.

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

One important indicator of the status of health in Sierra Leone is the overall average life expectancy in Sierra Leone. The latest WHO information shows that in 2009 the average life expectation in Sierra Leone was 49. The average life expectancy for woman was 50, while men had a life expectancy of 48 in Sierra Leone. The average life expectancy in Africa region was 54 years. This is 5 years higher than the average life expectancy in Sierra Leone. In 2000 the average life expectancy in Sierra Leone was 41 years, compared to 50 years in Africa.

HIV and AIDS Sierra Leone.

When looking specifically at HIV and AIDS in Sierra Leone one of the main statistics to look at is the number of people living with HIV. The estimated number of people with HIV in Sierra Leone is 49,000 in 2009. In 2009 the estimate is 2,800 people died from AIDS in Sierra Leone. The percentage of people between 15 and 49 years old with HIV is 1.6 percent in 2009. This means that on average per 63 people one person has HIV in Sierra Leone amongst people between 15 and 49 years old.

Graph number of people with HIV in Sierra Leone


Graph percentage of people with HIV between 15 and 49 in Sierra Leone


Number of deaths AIDS Sierra Leone

A sad but important statistic to understand the development of HIV in Sierra Leone is the number of deaths from to HIV/AIDS. For 2009 the estimate is 2,800 people died due to AIDS. It is estimated that 420 children below 5 years died due to AIDS in Sierra Leone in 2009.

Deaths due to HIV by year in Sierra Leone


Deaths children younger than 5 due to HIV by year in Sierra Leone


HIV and AIDS Sierra Leone

The table below shows HIV and AIDS indicators from 2001 to 2009 in Sierra Leone. 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 49,000 1.6% 2,800 420
2008 47,000 1.6% 2,800 420
2007 46,000 1.6% 2,700 430
2006 43,000 1.6% 2,400 410
2005 40,000 1.5% 2,100 400
2004 37,000 1.4% 1,800 360
2003 33,000 1.3% 1,500 320
2002 29,000 1.2% 1,200 280
2001 25,000 1.1% <1000 230

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