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Health Outcomes for Children Under-5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)   92% 61
Under-5 mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)   110% 73
Low birth weight   12%
Stunting   25%
Wasting   9%
Underweight   20%
Exclusive breastfeeding for children under-3 months   36%
Prevalence of ARI   8%
Prevalence of malaria   15%
Prevalence of diarrhea   22%
Health Outcomes for Women of Reproductive Age  
   
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births)
 
1100 (adjusted 1995) - 703
(MM Study 2001)
Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women 73%
Annual STD incidence (new cases per 1,000 antenatal cases) 28%
Health Outcomes for Adults  
Prevalence of HIV/AIDS (1549 year old) 1.95% See Aids/HIV
Annual incidence of tuberculosis (per 100,000 population) 118
Annual incidence of malaria (per 100,000 population)  -
Health Interventions  
Fully immunized children under 1 year  74%
Sleeping under treated bed net under 5s 35%
Anti-malarial drugs received by malaria cases -under 5s 56%
Use of ORS by diarrhoea cases - under 5s 33%
   
Year 2000  
   
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