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A woman with two babies How Many of Who: The Demographics

Overall, there are slightly fewer women than men in the world. For every 100 men there are 98.6 women.

If you just take the adult population, the ratio is different. There are nearly 1 billion adults in the world. Two out of every three of them is a woman.

Out of every four households in the world, one is headed by a woman.

Ratio of women to men by region, 1970 and 1995/td>
The number of women for every 100 men
19701995
Developed regions
Europe106105
Other developed101103
Africa
Northern Africa9997
Sub-saharan Africa104102
Latin America and Caribbean
Latin America99100
Caribbean106103
Asia and Pacific
Eastern Asia9897
South-eastern Asia99100
Southern Asia9595
Central Asia9092
Western Asia9395
Oceania9395
World 99.698.6


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