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Table 1 Some indicators from the six countries

From: Transversal analysis of public policies on user fees exemptions in six West African countries

  Benin Burkina Mali Niger Senegal Togo
Population (in thousands, 2008) 8,662 15,234 12,706 14,704 12,211 6,459
Life expectancy at birth (years, 2008) 57 51 49 52 59 59
Neonatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births, 2008) 33 36 52 34 34 33
< 5 years mortality rate (probability of death before the age of 5 years per 1,000 live births, 2008) 121 169 194 167 108 98
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births, 2005) 840 700 970 1 800 980 510
Prenatal consultation rate (coverage by antenatal services (%): at least 1 visit in 2009) 84 85 70 46 87 84
Rate of assisted deliveries (births assisted by qualified health personnel (%), 2008) 78 54 49 18 52 62
Physician rate (per 10,000 inhabitants, 2009) 0.63 0.60 0.83 0.2 0.61 0.54
State spending on health (as a % of total State spending, 2007) 10.7 13.3 11.8 12.4 12.1 7.7
Total spending on health per capita in $ (PPA $ int., 2007) 70 72 67 35 99 68
Public spending on health per inhabitant (PPA $ int., 2007) 36 40 34 18 56 17
% GDP in health (total health spending as a % of gross domestic product, 2007) 4.8 6.1 5.7 5.3 5.7 6.1
  1. Source: [15].