Table 1

Description of data sets, selected social, economic, and demographic characteristics of the countries included in the study

Variable

year

Sample size

Population

GDP per capita

Adult literacy rate

Men

Women

Total (millions 2005)

Growth rate (1975 – 2005)

%urban (2005)

Value (US$ 2005)

Growth rate (1990 – 2005)

Men

Women


Benin

2006

6000

18000

8.5

3.2

40.1

508

1.4

47.9

23.3

Burkina Faso

2003

3605

12477

13.9

2.8

18.3

391

1.3

31.4

16.6

Ethiopia

2005

6033

14070

79

2.8

16

157

1.5

50.0

22.8

Ghana

2003

5015

5691

22.5

2.6

47.8

485

2.0

66.4

49.8

Kenya

2003

3578

8195

35.6

3.2

20.7

547

-.1

77.7

70.2

Lesotho

2004

2797

7095

2.0

1.8

18.7

808

2.3

73.7

90.3

Liberia

2007

6009

7092

3.4

2.5

58.1

167

2.3

58.3

45.7

Madagascar

2004*

2432

7949

18.6

2.9

26.8

271

-.7

76.5

65.3

Malawi

2004

3261

11698

13.2

3.1

17.2

161

1.0

74.9

54.0

Mozambique

2003

2900

12418

20.5

2.2

34.5

335

4.3

54.8

25.0

Namibia

2007

3915

9804

2.0

2.7

35.1

3016

1.4

86.8

83.5

Nigeria

2003

2346

7620

141.4

2.8

48.2

752

0.8

78.2

60.1

Rwanda

2005

4820

11321

9.2

2.5

19.3

238

0.1

71.4

59.8

Swaziland

2006

4156

4987

1.1

2.5

24.1

2414

0.2

80.9

78.3

Tanzania

2004

2635

10329

38.5

2.9

24.2

316

1.7

77.5

62.2

Uganda

2006

2503

8531

28.9

3.3

12.6

303

3.2

76.8

57.7

Zimbabwe

2006*

7175

8907

13.1

2.5

35.9

259

-2.1

92.7

86.2


(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

Uthman et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:14   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-14

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