Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region, Issue No. 33
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Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region, Issue No. 33

The thirty-third issue of the Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region presents time series statistics and indicators on economic and social issues in all fourteen Arab Region member countries. The Abstract is divided into twelve chapters addressing the following topics: population; labour force; education and illiteracy; health; gender equality; national accounts; energy; industry; transport; foreign trade; financial statistics and prices; and information and communications technology. Data contained in the Abstract were primarily collected from national statistical sources in the Arab Region, either through responses to questionnaires or from statistical abstracts and bulletins issued by official authorities in member countries. The Abstract also relies on data issued by international organizations and agencies, with priority given to United Nations sources.
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This chapter illustrates the health situation in ESCWA member countries, covering health professionals and health resources for both public and private sectors, and major infectious diseases. Data were taken from the statistical yearbooks of the national statistical offices for the period 2000- 2013. Averages were calculated using population data from the United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision.