Table 8

Ten selected countries through which the relationship of governance and HIV prevalence is discussed.

Country

Mean Governance Ranking

2002 HIV prevalence (%)

MMR (maternal deaths / 100,000 live births) in 2000

Physicians (per 100,000), 1990–2003

Improved drinking water (%) in 2002

Life Expectancy (years) in 2002

GDP-PPP ($ per capita) in 2002

GINI index 1994 – 2001

Ratio Health + Education / Health + Education + Military Spending in 2002


Haiti

7

6.1

680

25

71

49.3

1824

na

0.73

Nigeria

15

5.8

800

27

60

51.1

924

50.6

0.31b

Cuba

53

0.05

16

596

91

76.4

1717

na

0.79

Russia

65

0.9

45

420

96

67.3

7699

45.6

0.59

China

84

0.1

28

164

77

71.6

3535

40.3

0.33b

India

95

0.8

430

51

86

62.8

2136

37.8

0.65

Brazil

113

0.7

260

206

89

63.2

6477

60.7

0.77

South Africa

130

20.1

230

25

87

48.0

8466

59.3

0.85

United States

179

0.6

11

279

100

77.2

35831

40.8

0.78

United Kingdom

187

0.1

8

164

100

77.8

22801

36.0

0.82


b = no education expenditure data

na = not available

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