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Release Notes: June 2008

This release of the IDB contains revised estimates and projections for 34 countries. For general information about how these estimates and projections are developed, see Population Estimates and Projections Methodology. Unless otherwise indicated, all projections have been produced by single years of age up to 100 years and over.

1. The following 21 countries and areas were updated to include new data and/or analysis:

  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Cook Islands
  • Gaza Strip
  • Greenland
  • Macau S.A.R.
  • Maldives
  • Montserrat
  • Panama (HIV/AIDS mortality no longer modeled explicitly)
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Lucia
  • South Korea
  • Uzbekistan
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • West Bank

2. The following 8 countries have undergone additional analyses to update the estimated effects of HIV/AIDS. See Population Estimates and Projections Incorporating AIDS. Currently, only the "With AIDS" series are shown in the IDB  for the 53 countries where HIV/AIDS is modeled explicitly.

  • Benin
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

3. In order to better project countries with increasing numbers of people in the oldest ages, we are in the process of converting our projections to be done by single years of age up to 100 years and over. This change was done for the following 5 countries:

  • Central African Republic (HIV/AIDS country, includes new data on people on antiretroviral therapy)
  • Pakistan
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Virgin Islands, British

Prior release notes:

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | International Programs | International Data Base   Revised:July 9, 2015   Version: Data:12.0625 Code:12.0321