In 2009, American Samoa had an estimated population of 65 113. Based on 2009 population estimates, around 35% of the population is below 15 years of age, while 4% is above 65 years. Life expectancy at birth for men is estimated to be 69.3 years, while for women it is 75.9 years. The crude birth rate of 30.0 per 1000 population in 2000 is estimated to drop to 23.5 per 1000 population in 2010, with a crude death rate of 4.5 per 1000 population.
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In May 1953, American Samoa was assigned to the Western Pacific Region at the Sixth World Health Assembly ''without prejudice to any questions regarding its sovereignty'' as an area. The United States of America still remains responsible for American Samoa’s defence and foreign affairs and represents American Samoa at the Regional Committee.
The WHO Representative Office in the South Pacific covered American Samoa from 1956 to 1 October 1986 when the WHO Representative Office in Apia, Samoa was established to cover Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau.
WHO Country Office
Ioane Viliamu Building Beach Road Apia Western Samoa
P.O. Box 77 Apia, Western Samoa
(685) 24-976 (direct line)
08.00 - 12.00 13.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday)
Department of Health
American Samoa Government Territory of American Samoa, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Telephone number:(684) 633 4606
(684) 633 5379
|Population (in thousands) ( 2010 )||65.9|
|Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2010 )||23.68|
|Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 2005 )||75.84|
|Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2002 )||4.9|
|Total health expenditure as % of GDP|| not available
|General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2003 )||14|
|Human development index|| not available
|Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2005 )||9041|
|Population below national poverty line (%)|| not available
|Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 1990 )||99|
|Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2002 )||123|
|Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2004 )||99|
|Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2004 )||99|