Notes

     

Total population (column 1) refers to the mid-year 2001 population as estimated by the Population Division/DESA. From World Population Prospects:  The 2000 Revision, Highlights (United Nations publication, ESA/P/WP.165). Accessible at  http://www.un.org/esa/population        

Adults (15-49 years) living with HIV/AIDS (columns 2 and 3) refers to the number and percentage of persons aged 15-49 who were infected with HIV and were alive at the end of 1999. Data are from UNAIDS, Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic Update-June 2000.

AIDS deaths (column 4) are the number of adults and children who died from AIDS during 1999. Data are from UNAIDS, Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic Update-June 2000.

AIDS orphans (column 5) refers to the estimated number of children who had lost their mother or both parents to AIDS and who were alive and under age 15 at the end of 1999. Data are from UNAIDS, Country Fact Sheets, June 2000, accessed at: http://www.unaids.org/ 

Life expectancy at birth with AIDS (column 6) and without AIDS (column 7) are taken from estimates and projections prepared by the Population Division/DESA for the 45 countries most severely affected with HIV/AIDS. From World Population Prospects:  The 2000 Revision, Highlights (United Nations publication, ESA/P/WP.165). Accessible at http://www.un.org/esa/population   

Government level of concern about AIDS (column 8) and Actions as reported by Governments (columns 9-12) are from the Eighth United Nations Inquiry among Governments on Population and Development, conducted in 1998 by the Population Division/DESA. The information provided within the framework of the Inquiry allows limited documentation of the nature and intensity of interventions taken. From Results of the Eighth United Nations Inquiry among Governments on Population and Development (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.01.XIII.2).    

Condom use (column 13) refers to the percentage of couples using condoms for family planning purposes. Data are for the most recent year available and were collected from currently married women of reproductive age, including where possible those in consensual unions. From United Nations Database on Contraceptive Use (POP/1/DB/2000/2).

AIDS policy coordination body (column 14) refers to the existence of a national agency/committee charged with coordinating HIV/AIDS policies and programmes, as reported in the Eighth United Nations Inquiry among Governments on Population and Development. From Results of the Eighth United Nations Inquiry among Governments on Population and Development (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.01.XIII.2) and AIDS in Africa: Country by Country (UNAIDS, 2000).

Health expenditure per capita (column 15) is the sum of public and private expenditures on health divided by the country's population. Estimates refer to 1990-98 and are from the World Bank, 2000 World Development Indicators.

Two dots (..) indicate that information or data are not readily available or were not ascertained.

1 A hyphen (-) indicates that the difference between life expectancy without AIDS and life expectancy with AIDS is negligible.  

2 Refers to the Vatican City State.

3 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.