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spend 5.1 times more money on health care

Per capita public and private health expenditures combined in Marshall Islands are $520 USD while Yemen spends $102 USD

This entry contains the per capita public and private health expenditure at purchase power parity using US Dollars. This figure combines government, personal, and employer spending on health care
Source: World Health Organization

have 56.72% less chance of dying in infancy

The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in Marshall Islands is 24.57 while in Yemen it is 56.77.

This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
Source: CIA World Factbook

live 8.12 years longer

The life expectancy at birth in Marshall Islands is 71.48 while in Yemen it is 63.36.

This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
Source: CIA World Factbook

have 12.89% less babies

The annual number of births per 1,000 people in Marshall Islands is 29.94 while in Yemen it is 34.37.

This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
Source: CIA World Factbook

have 2.86% more chance of being unemployed

Marshall Islands has an unemployment rate of 36.00% while Yemen has 35.00%

This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs.
Source: CIA World Factbook

More Information about Marshall Islands

With its 65,859 people Marshall Islands is the 201st largest country in the world by population. It is the 213th largest country by area with 181 square kilometers. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

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