Djibouti

Djibouti: Key Country Statistics

Djibouti: Key Country Statistics (May 2013)

FGM PREVALENCE RATE

The estimated prevalence of FGM in girls and women (15-49 years) is 93.1% (MICS 2006). This appears to have decreased from 98% in 1991 (Union National des Femmes de Djibouti 1991).

Figures also suggest a very slight difference (2.4%) in FGM prevalence between girls and women (15-49 years) who live in urban and rural areas with estimated FGM prevalence at 93.1% and 95.5% respectively (MICS 2006).

The most prevalent type of FGM practised in Djibouti is Type III (67.2), with 24.9% having Type IV and 6.4% Types I or II (MICS 2006).

The Djiboutian government has passed legislation that specifically prohibits the practice of FGM (MICS 2006).

POPULATION

792,198 (July 2013 est.)

Median age: 22.1 years

Growth rate: 2.285% (2012 est.) (World Factbook)

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX

Rank: 164 out of 186 in 2012 (UNDP) 

HEALTH

Life expectancy at birth (years): 58.3 (UNDP) or 61.57 years (World Factbook)

Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 53.31 deaths

Maternal mortality rate 200 deaths/100,000 live births (2010); country comparison to the world: 53

Fertility rate, total (births per women): 2.55 (2013 est.) 

HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate: 2.5% (2009 est.)

HIV AIDS – people living with

HIV/AIDS: 14,000 (2009 est.); country comparison to the world: 87

HIV/AIDS – deaths: 1,000 per annum (2009 est.) (World Factbook) 

LITERACY (AGE 15 AND OVER THAT CAN READ AND WRITE)

Total population: 67.9%

Female: 58.4%; male: 78% (2003 est.) (World Factbook)

Total Youth Population: N.A

Female youth (15-24 years): N.A; male youth: N.A (World Bank) 

GDP

GDP (official exchange rate): $1.36 billion (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $2,700 (2012 est.)

GDP (real growth rate): 4.8% (2012 est.)

URBANISATION

Urban population: 76% of total population (2010)

Rate of urbanisation: 1.8% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

ETHNIC GROUPS

Somali 60%, Afar 35%, other 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian) 

RELIGIONS

Muslim 94%, Christian 6% 

LANGUAGES

French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar 

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