They do not correct for individuals who are older than the level appropriate

They do not correct for individuals who are older

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age group. They do not correct for individuals who are older than the level-appropriate age due to late starts, interrupted schooling or grade repetition. Data are for the most recent year estimates available for the 1999-2006 period. Data for 2005 and 2006 are provisional. Male and female adult illiteracy. Source: See gross enrol- ment ratios above for source; data adjusted to illiteracy from literacy. Illiteracy definitions are subject to variation in differ- ent countries; three widely accepted definitions are in use. Insofar as possible, data refer to the proportion who cannot, with understanding, both read and write a short simple state- ment on everyday life. Adult illiteracy (rates for persons above 15 years of age) reflects both recent levels of educa- tional enrolment and past educational attainment. The above education indicators have been updated using estimates from: United Nations Population Division. 2005. World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision . New York: United Nations. Data are for the most recent year estimates available for the 1995-2005 period. Proportion reaching grade 5 of primary education . Source: See gross enrolment ratios above for source. Data are most recent within the school years 1989-2005. Data for 2005 and 2006 are provisional. INDICATORS OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Births per 1,000 women aged 15-19. Source: Spreadsheet provided by the United Nations Population Division. This is an indicator of the burden of fertility on young women. Since it is an annual level summed over all women in the age cohort, it does not reflect fully the level of fertility for women during their youth. Since it indicates the annual average number of births per woman per year, one could multiply it by five to approximate the number of births to 1,000 young women during their late teen years. The measure does not indicate the full dimensions of teen pregnancy as only live births are included in the numerator. Stillbirths and spontaneous or induced abortions are not reflected. Estimates are for the 2005-2010 period. Contraceptive prevalence. Source: Spreadsheet provided by the United Nations Population Division. These data are
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derived from sample survey reports and estimate the propor- tion of married women (including women in consensual unions) currently using, respectively, any method or modern methods of contraception. Modern or clinic and supply methods include male and female sterilization, IUD, the pill, injectables, hormonal implants, condoms and female barrier methods. These numbers are roughly but not completely comparable across countries due to variation in the timing of the surveys and in the details of the questions. All country and regional data refer to women aged 15-49. The most recent survey data available are cited, ranging from 1989-2005. HIV prevalence rate, M/F, 15-49. Source: UNAIDS.
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