Table 1

Selected social, economic, and demographic characteristics of 17 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by year of survey.

Country

Year

Sample size

Polygamy (%)

GDP per capita

Adult literacy rate

GDI

HDI



Men

Women

Value (US$ 2005)

Growth rate (1990 - 2005)

Men

Women


Benin

2006

6000

18000

11.6

508

1.4

47.9

23.3

0.422

Low

Burkina Faso

2003

3605

12477

18.9

391

1.3

31.4

16.6

0.364

Low

Ethiopia

2005

6033

14070

5

157

1.5

50

22.8

0.393

Low

Ghana

2003

5015

5691

13.8

485

2

66.4

49.8

0.549

Medium

Kenya

2003

3578

8195

4.6

547

-0.1

77.7

70.2

0.521

Medium

Lesotho

2004

2797

7095

na

808

2.3

73.7

90.3

0.541

Medium

Liberia

2007

6009

7092

3

167

2.3

58.3

45.7

Na

na

Madagascar

2004

2432

7949

2.6

271

-0.7

76.5

65.3

0.53

Medium

Malawi

2004

3261

11698

3.2

161

1

74.9

54

0.432

Low

Mozambique

2003

2900

12418

7.4

335

4.3

54.8

25

0.373

Low

Namibia

2007

3915

9804

1.1

3016

1.4

86.8

83.5

0.645

Medium

Nigeria

2003

2346

7620

33.3

752

0.8

78.2

60.1

0.456

Low

Rwanda

2005

4820

11321

10.2

238

0.1

71.4

59.8

0.45

Low

Swaziland

2006

4156

4987

6.2

2414

0.2

80.9

78.3

0.529

Medium

Tanzania

2004

2635

10329

4.9

316

1.7

77.5

62.2

0.464

Low

Uganda

2006

2503

8531

7.6

303

3.2

76.8

57.7

0.501

Medium

Zimbabwe

2006*

7175

8907

4.2

259

-2.1

92.7

86.2

0.505

Medium


(Source: Demographic and Health Surveys of the respective countries; UNDP Human Development Report)

GDP: gross domestic product, HDI: human development index, GDI: gender-related development index; na: not available

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