Two Other Aspects In The Health Category Are Life Expectancy

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Two other aspects in the health category are life expectancy and infant mortality rates. The United Arab Emirates has a life expectancy rate of 76.96 years and an infant mortality rate of 12.7%, which this mortality rate seems high, but sadly are much higher ones out there. Oman has a life expectancy rate of 76.59 years and an infant mortality rate of 16.8%, a little higher than the UAE’s. Saudi Arabia has a life expectancy rate of 75.50 years and an infant mortality rate of 11.5%, a little lower than the UAE’s. But when comparing the UAE to countries like Brazil and India, they are lucky. India’s life expectancy is 66.21 years, which is the lowest of all six of the countries that have been compared throughout this paper, and an infant…show more content…
Saudi Arabia has a poverty rate of 12.7% and China, with the lowest, has a poverty rate of 6.1%. China’s poverty rate seems rather low, but when you do the math, they have about 78 million people who are living below the poverty line, which is a little over eight times the population of the United Arab Emirates. India and Oman have very similar poverty rates and the two highest in this comparison. India has a rate of 29.8% and Oman, with the highest at 32%.
There must be some reason for the high poverty rates, let’s look at the income inequality in all seven of these countries, starting with the United Arab Emirates. The UAE has a Gini coefficient, a statistical measure of the degree of variation or inequality represented in a set of values, of 36% (Wikipedia, 2017). It also has a GDP per capita of $43,048.85, which seems very high for a country with a 20% poverty rate. Oman, although I have not found a Gini coefficient, has a GDP per capita of $21,929.01, which is about half of the UAE’s. Saudi Arabia has a Gini coefficient of 45.9% and it has a GDP like Oman’s at $25,961.81. Brazil has a Gini coefficient of 51.1%, which means that the wealth isn’t very spread around and many people are poor. Brazil’s GDP per capita is $11,208.08, which is almost four time lower than the UAE’s, but maybe that is because Brazil has a much larger population than the UAE. China has a Gini coefficient of 42.2% and a low GDP per capita of $6,807.43. China
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