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Why Haiti

Country Background


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Ethnic groups:Black 95%, Mulatto and white 5%

Main Religions:Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16%
Roughly half of the population practices voodoo


Median age:21.9 years

Sex ratio:0.98 male(s)/female

Maternal mortality rate:350 deaths/100,000 live births

Infant mortality rate:50.92 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:62.85 years

Total fertility rate:2.88 children born/woman

Contraceptive prevalence rate:34.5%

Physicians density:0.25 physicians/1,000 population

Hospital bed density:1.3 beds/1,000 population

Drinking water source (improved):69% of population

Sanitation facility access (improved):17% of population

HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate:1.9%

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:18.9%

Literacy (Age 15 and over can read and write)48.7% of Population

Child labor – children ages 5-14:21 %

Source: World Factbook

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