Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Releases 2017 World Population Data Sheet

Global Health Council (GHC) member PRB has released the its 2017 World Population Data Sheet package at www.worldpopdata.org featuring key health and population indicators and population projections for the world, regions, and 200-plus countries. This year’s theme is the world’s youth population (ages 15-24) focusing on whether this generation has what it needs to develop into productive adults and build better lives for themselves, their families, and their societies. Several indicators and analytical graphics in the Data Sheet explore specific themes related to youth well-being.

The landing page on www.worldpopdata.org is an interactive feature with sections containing videos and graphics on topics such as the percentage of youth who are not engaged in education or employment, growing noncommunicable disease risk behaviors among youth, trends in modern contraception use among young married women, and HIV/AIDS rates among young people in sub-Saharan Africa.  Please help expand the reach of the Data Sheet! The hashtag is #worldpopdata. For more information or to order print poster copies, email datasheet@prb.org.

View World Population Data Sheet (PDF) here.