January 20, 2022

Reference: CIA Adds New Nine New Data Categories With Societal Data to World Factbook

From the CIA Web Site:

the Factbook is adding new categories of societal data, which—along with other demographic and economic entries—offer additional insight into a country’s economic strength, internal stability, and impact on the environment. After a comprehensive search for datasets that are current and regularly updated, nine new fields have been added, with the World Health Organization and the World Bank providing most of the information.

Eight of these fields appear in the renamed “People and Society” category:

  • Health expenditures (as percent of GDP)
  • Physicians density (per 1,000 people)
  • Hospital bed density (per 1,000 people)
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births)
  • Drinking water source
  • Sanitation facility access
  • Children under the age of five underweight (percent)
  • Obesity – adult prevalence rate

The ninth new field appears in the Economy category:

  • Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

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