Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Population Division

United Nations

New York, 2000




the Progress

of Populations


Contents (in PDF format)


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Preface, contents, explanatory notes

Introduction and overview


  1. Total population

  2. Access to health services

  3. Contraceptive prevalence

  4. Underweight prevalence among preschool children

  5. Maternal mortality

  6. Infant mortality and under-five mortality

  7. Life expectancy at birth

  8. Gross enrolment for primary and secondary school combined

  9. Adult illiteracy

  10. Access to safe water

  11. Access to sanitation

  12. Floor area per person

Annex table. Data for 12 indicators, by country


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