Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Geography Lesson

My friend Anita (http://www.gillispiefam.blogspot.com/) posted this information on her blog the other day and I promptly stole the idea (and the information) for my own blog! Thanks Anita! Most of this information came from UNICEF.

Pay close attention to the estimates of the number of people with HIV, the percentage of people who have iodized salt available to them (necessary for preventing birth defects), the number of mothers who die in childbirth, and the number of phones available per 100 people. We take so much for granted in our lives, it is so easy to forget that others don't have the things that we use everyday.

Altitude:
Ames, IA: 925 feet
Addis Ababa: 8,300 feet

Population:
77,431,000

Population of Addis Ababa (Capital City):
2.7 million

Population under 18 years:
51.3%

Population under 5 years:
17%

Population that is urbanized:
16%

Population living on less than $1 per day:
23%

Per Capita Income:
$160

Life Expectancy:
48

Under 5 mortality rank (1 being the worst):
19

Under 1 mortality rank (1 being the worst):
109

Percentage of Infants with Low Birth Weight:
15%

Percentage of kids under 5 that are underweight:
38%

Percentage of Households with Iodized Salt:
28%

Percentage of Households with improved water:
22%

Percentage of Households with adequate sanitation facilities:
13%

Estimated # of People with AIDS (low):
420,000 (.54%)

Estimated # of People with AIDS (high):
1,300,000 (1.6%)

Estimated # of Orphans (0-17 years):
4,800,000 (6.2%)

Skilled Attendant at Childbirth:
6%

One in __ mothers die during childbirth:
1 in 14

Child Labor (5-14 years):
43%

# of Phones Per 100 People:
1 per 100

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