Population and Health of Burkina Faso

Total population: 17,275,115 (July 2012 est.)

Average population growth: 1.5%

Urban population: 4,491,530

Urban growth rate: 5.2%

Rural Population: 12,783,585

Rural growth rate: 2.4 %

Population density of Burkina Faso: 55.1 humans per square kilometre

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)Per%No of MalesNo of FemalesTotal
0-1445.7395462139353677889988
15-2420173782217171383454960
25-5428.7251726524458284963093
55-643.1219460317926537386
65 years and over2.5165048264640429688

Health

Life expectancy

Male: 52

Female: 56 (est 2012)

Infant mortality: 79.84 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: 1.2 % (2009)

Literacy level

Male: 29.4%

Female: 15.2% (2003 est)

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