Health outcomes in South Africa

In the table below, we see the health outcomes for South Africa in 2016 as well as the values for the country's continent and the world.
Indicators South Africa Africa World
Life expectancy, in years 62.77 62.54 71.87
Birth rate per 1000 people 20.98 33.23 20.79
Death rate per 1000 people 9.79 8.65 7.78
Fertility rate, births per woman 2.46 4.36 2.75
Prevalence of HIV, percent of the population ages 15-49 18.9 4.7 1.99
Cases of Tuberculosis per 100,000 people 618 227.49 111.24


Health spending in South Africa

In the second table we see the health spending in South Africa as well as the average values for the continent and the world. The health spending per capita in South Africa is 470.8 USD. The country spends 8.2 percent of its GDP on health. For comparison, the average spending across countries is 6.76 percent.
Indicators South Africa Africa World
Health spending per capita 470.8 120.87 1029.67
Health spending as percent of GDP 8.2 6.21 6.76

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