Life expectancy, HIV, AIDS South Africa

Insight in HIV, AIDS and general life expectancy in South Africa.

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

One important indicator of the status of health in South Africa is the overall average life expectancy in South Africa. The latest WHO information shows that in 2009 the average life expectation in South Africa was 54. The average life expectancy for woman was 55, while men had a life expectancy of 54 in South Africa. The average life expectancy in Africa region was 54 years. This is the same as in the country average life expectancy in South Africa. In 2000 the average life expectancy in South Africa was 56 years, compared to 50 years in Africa.

HIV and AIDS South Africa.

When looking specifically at HIV and AIDS in South Africa one of the main statistics to look at is the number of people living with HIV. The estimated number of people with HIV in South Africa is 5,600,000 in 2009. In 2009 the estimate is 310,000 people died from AIDS in South Africa. The percentage of people between 15 and 49 years old with HIV is 17.8 percent in 2009. This means that on average per 6 people one person has HIV in South Africa amongst people between 15 and 49 years old.

Graph number of people with HIV in South Africa


Graph percentage of people with HIV between 15 and 49 in South Africa


Number of deaths AIDS South Africa

A sad but important statistic to understand the development of HIV in South Africa is the number of deaths from to HIV/AIDS. For 2009 the estimate is 310,000 people died due to AIDS. It is estimated that 20,000 children below 5 years died due to AIDS in South Africa in 2009.

Deaths due to HIV by year in South Africa


Deaths children younger than 5 due to HIV by year in South Africa


HIV and AIDS South Africa

The table below shows HIV and AIDS indicators from 2001 to 2009 in South Africa. 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 5,600,000 17.8% 310,000 20,000
2008 5,600,000 17.9% 330,000 25,000
2007 5,500,000 18.0% 350,000 29,000
2006 5,400,000 18.1% 350,000 34,000
2005 5,300,000 18.1% 350,000 38,000
2004 5,200,000 18.1% 340,000 39,000
2003 5,100,000 18.0% 300,000 39,000
2002 4,900,000 17.7% 260,000 37,000
2001 4,600,000 17.1% 220,000 35,000

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