Life expectancy, HIV, AIDS Zambia

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

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

One important indicator of the status of health in Zambia is the overall average life expectancy in Zambia. The latest WHO information shows that in 2009 the average life expectation in Zambia was 48. The average life expectancy for woman was 50, while men had a life expectancy of 46 in Zambia. The average life expectancy in Africa region was 54 years. This is 6 years higher than the average life expectancy in Zambia. In 2000 the average life expectancy in Zambia was 42 years, compared to 50 years in Africa.

HIV and AIDS Zambia.

When looking specifically at HIV and AIDS in Zambia one of the main statistics to look at is the number of people living with HIV. The estimated number of people with HIV in Zambia is 980,000 in 2009. In 2009 the estimate is 45,000 people died from AIDS in Zambia. The percentage of people between 15 and 49 years old with HIV is 13.5 percent in 2009. This means that on average per 7 people one person has HIV in Zambia amongst people between 15 and 49 years old.

Graph number of people with HIV in Zambia


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


Number of deaths AIDS Zambia

A sad but important statistic to understand the development of HIV in Zambia is the number of deaths from to HIV/AIDS. For 2009 the estimate is 45,000 people died due to AIDS. It is estimated that 7,600 children below 5 years died due to AIDS in Zambia in 2009.

Deaths due to HIV by year in Zambia


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


HIV and AIDS Zambia

The table below shows HIV and AIDS indicators from 2001 to 2009 in Zambia. 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 980,000 13.5% 45,000 7,600
2008 960,000 13.6% 42,000 8,800
2007 940,000 13.7% 49,000 10,000
2006 910,000 13.8% 60,000 11,000
2005 890,000 13.9% 65,000 11,000
2004 880,000 14.0% 70,000 12,000
2003 860,000 14.1% 71,000 11,000
2002 840,000 14.2% 69,000 11,000
2001 830,000 14.3% 68,000 11,000

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