Africa % Pop Change & Contraction Use
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  Population 2001 (millions) Pop. Change 2001-2050 (%)
WORLD 6,137 47
MORE DEVELOPED 1,193 4
LESS DEVELOPED (Excl.China) 3,671 75
AFRICA 818 120
CHINA 1,273 8
   3 reasons for inevitable growth:-
  1. Fertility in Undeveloped countries is twice as high as in Developed countries.
  2. The higher proportion of youth in less developed countries will grow population for decades no matter what future fertility trends.
  3. Increasing Life Expectancy will increase population more in undeveloped countries where it is now low.
  %  Pop. 15-49 with HIV/AIDS End-1999 % Married Women 15-49 Using Contraception (All Methods)* % Married Women 15-49 Using Contraception (Modern Methods)*
WORLD 1.1 60 53
MORE DEVELOPED 0.3 73 58
LESS DEVELOPED (Excl. China) 1.9 47 40
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 8.6 19 13
CHINA 0.1 83 81
Experts estimate that between 100 to 150 million women in the Less Developed world have an "unmet need" for contraceptive methods. In some countries, more than one-quarter of married women of reproductive age have an unmet need for methods of family planning.
More than 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have contraceptive prevalence rates below 10 percent.
*(Modern Methods are Condom, IUD, Sterilization and the pill. Traditional Methods are Withdrawal and Rhythm)


PRB's Population Bulletin, "World Population Beyond Six Billion
PRB's 2001 World Population Data Sheet.
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