The population of Guam was estimated at 180 692 in 2010, with 103 males for every 100 females. Population density is 335 per square kilometre. Total life expectancy for both sexes is 79.4 years; men are expected to live to 77 years of age and women to 82.1 years. The crude birth rate decreased slightly from 20.6 in 2004 to 19.7 in 2008. The crude death rate in 2008 was 4.4 per 1000 population, a slight increase from 4.2 in 2004.
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In May 1953, Guam was assigned to the Western Pacific Region at the Sixth World Health Assembly ''without prejudice to any questions regarding its sovereignty'' as an area. It is represented by the United States of America.
Guam was covered by the WHO Representative Office in Singapore from 1 January 1957 after the Office was established in May 1956.
It was covered by the WHO Representative Office in Taipei, China (Taiwan) from 1959 to 30 June 1972, when the Office was closed. Responsibility over Guam was transferred to the Regional Office in 1972 and to the WHO Representative Office in Suva, Fiji in 1976. On 1 January 1980, the responsibility for dealing with WHO activities in Guam was transferred from the WHO Programme Coordinator in Suva, Fiji to the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific under the Office of the Director, Programme Management.
WHO Country Office
Director, Programme Management
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
United Nations Avenue P.O. Box 2932, 1000 Manila, the Philippines
(632) 5288 001
(632) 3031 000
(632) 5260 279
Department of Public Health and Social Services
123 Chalan Kareta Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304
- Western Pacific Country Health Information Profiles 2011 revision
- Guam Statistical Yearbook 2008. Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Office of the Governor, Guam, 2008.
- National health accounts: country information. Geneva, World Health Organization.
|Population (in thousands) ( 2010 )||180.692|
|Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2008 )||18.48|
|Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 2010 )||79.35|
|Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2005 )||10|
|Total health expenditure as % of GDP|| not available
|General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2005 )||8.71|
|Human development index|| not available
|Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2005 )||22661|
|Population below national poverty line (%)|| not available
|Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 1995 )||96.4|
|Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2003 )|| not available
|Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2008 )||100|
|Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2008 )||99|