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Guam

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Guam
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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.

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.

All communications about the WHO programme of collaboration with Guam should be directed to Director, Programme Management, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific.

WHO Country Office

Office address:

Director, Programme Management
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
United Nations Avenue P.O. Box 2932, 1000 Manila, the Philippines

Telephone number:

(632) 5288 001
(632) 3031 000

Fax number:

(632) 5260 279

Office hours:

07:00-15:30

Email:

postmaster@wpro.who.int

Website:

http://www.wpro.who.int

Department of Public Health and Social Services

Address:

123 Chalan Kareta Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304

Website:
http://dphss.guam.gov/

Statistics

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