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Why Haiti

Country Background

Demographics

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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


Population:9,893,934


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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