THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

BASIC COUNTRY DATA
Total Population: 2,060,563
Population 0-14 years: 18%
Rural population: 32%
Population living under USD 1.25 a day: 0.3%
Population living under the national poverty line: 19%
Income status: Upper middle income economy
Ranking: High human development (ranking 78)
Per capita total expenditure on health at average exchange rate (US dollar): 314
Life expectancy at birth (years): 74
Healthy life expectancy at birth (years): 63
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is endemic for VL. Between 1924 and 1948, nearly all cases were seen in children and infants. This pattern changed over time: between 1996 and 2009, 85 cases were diagnosed, with 50% coming from the central part of the country; 85% of these cases were males, 52% of these cases were between 20 and 40 years old, and none of them occurred in children. In a survey held in 2005, 13% of dogs were found to be infected.

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