Sri Lanka country facts

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  • Island off the south-eastern cost shores of India, 880 km north of the equator, in the Indian Ocean
    (Source: www.gov.lk)
  • Area: 65,610 sq Km

 

Population

    • Total Population: 20, 263, 723
    • Male:  9,832,401 (48.5%)
    • Female: 10,431,322 (51.5%)

(Source: Census 2011)

 

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    • Literacy Rate: 92.5 %(2003 est)
    • School enrollment, primary (% gross)99% 2010

(Source:www.gov.lk)

 

Economy

    • GDP GDP (current US$) $59.17 billion 2011
    • Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty line (% of population)8.9% 2010
    • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)$2,580  2011
    • Country: lower middle income country

(Source:http://data.worldbank.org/country/sri-lanka)

 

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    • Life expectancy at birth, total (years)75 2010

(Source:http://data.worldbank.org/country/sri-lanka)

 

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    • Number of people living with HIV4,200 [3,400 – 11,000]
    • Deaths due to AIDS<500 [<200 – 2,300]

(Source:http://www.unaids.org/en/regionscountries/countries/srilanka/)

 

Major modifiable risk factors

    1. Tobacco use
    2. Unhealthy diet
    3. Lack of exercise
    4. Alcohol use

(Source:  Prevention and Control of Selected Chronic NCDs in Sri Lanka:
Policy Options and Action :Michael Engelgau, Kyoko Okamoto, Kumari Vinodhani Navaratne, and Sundararajan)

    • Annual death due to tobacco and alcohol -related illness is about 40 000.

(Prof. Kalo Fonseka – Chairman National Authority on Alcohol and Tobacco)

Tobacco Smoking

    • Current* smokers male 15 and above age = 33.2%
    • 15-24 age group = 26.6
    • 25-39 age group = 36.9
    • Above 40 age group = 38.9

Data source: Spot Survey July 2012- Research and Evaluation Programme –Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (Trend survey on alcohol and tobacco use in Sri Lanka)

Trend of smoking tobacco

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      • Current* alcohol user male 15 and above age = 35.6%
      • 15-24 age group = 27.3
      • 25-39 age group = 41.2
      • Above 40 age group = 41.0
      • *Current users: who has use within previous month

Data source: Spot Survey July 2012- Research and Evaluation Programme –Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (Trend survey on alcohol and tobacco use in Sri Lanka)

Trend of alcohol use

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