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Latest items for Mauritania

Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"25.2% of seats in the lower/single house of Mauritania (37 out of 147 total seats) are held by women. 14.3% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Mauritania (8 out of 56 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"30.8% of ministerial positions in Mauritania (8 out of 26 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 5.76 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Mauritania in 2015 was 3.41 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

"Leblouh refers to the practice of force-feeding young girls for marriage. Heavier girls and women are viewed as beautiful, wealthy and socially-accepted while their slimmer counterparts are considered inferior and bring shame on their families in Mauritanian society. In Mauritanian culture, being thin is unappealing. A fat girl symbolizes wealth and social class. This practice, also known as gavage, dates back to a time when Mauritania’s population consisted of lowly, white Moor Arabs. Back then, a Mauritanian man was considered wealthy and well-respected if his wives did not engage in housework. Since they spent most of their time just sitting and being lazy by not doing any work, these wives...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Dr. Sidi Ahmed, a heart disease specialist at Nouakchott’s Sabah hospital says, 'We have launched several campaigns aimed at putting an end to this mentality that links beauty and fat, which brings some people to review their customs and traditions'" (para 7).
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"Dr. Sidi Ahmed, a heart disease specialist at Nouakchott’s Sabah hospital says, 'We have launched several campaigns aimed at putting an end to this mentality that links beauty and fat, which brings some people to review their customs and traditions'" (para 7). "Nearly 40% of women and 55% of men reported that gavage has no advantages. The most common reason given to not practicing gavage was improved health. In contrast, approximately a quarter of both men (23%) and women (25%) cited no disadvantages with the practice of gavage. Among respondents with at least one daughter, 17% of women and 11% of men reported the intention to practice gavage. The most...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Girls as young as five years old are sent to fattening farms in Mauritania where they are forced to consume thousands of calories each day. These “fat camps” are run by elderly women known as “fatteners” whose main goals is to ensure these little girls are fed as many calories as possible in order to gain weight. In an interview with CNN correspondent Mohamed Yahya Abdul Wedoud, Mariam Mint Ahmed, who is 25, shares her experience with the leblouh practice. She recalls that girls who don’t finish the fattening meals put before them can be punished. One method, according to Mint Ahmed, is to tie a girl’s toes to sticks...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"Though still active, this practice of force-feeding girls is becoming old-fashioned. A study by the Mauritanian ministry of health has found that force-feeding is dying out. Now only 11% of young girls are force fed" (para 7).
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"Leblouh refers to the practice of force-feeding young girls for marriage. Heavier girls and women are viewed as beautiful, wealthy and socially-accepted while their slimmer counterparts are considered inferior and bring shame on their families in Mauritanian society. In Mauritanian culture, being thin is unappealing. A fat girl symbolizes wealth and social class. This practice, also known as gavage, dates back to a time when Mauritania’s population consisted of lowly, white Moor Arabs. Back then, a Mauritanian man was considered wealthy and well-respected if his wives did not engage in housework. Since they spent most of their time just sitting and being lazy by not doing any work, these wives...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Leblouh is intimately linked to early or child marriage and often involves a girl of five, seven or nine being obliged to eat excessively to achieve female roundness and corpulence, so that she can be married off as young as possible. The weight gain is believed to accelerate puberty and make younger girls appear more womanly" (para 6).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 4.6 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 2.57 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 5.17 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

11.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Fiji, Guyana, Iceland, Mauritania, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

3.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Iraq, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Palestine, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Yemen
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 29.9 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 32.3 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

4.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

602.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 30.4 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 77.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 81.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 33.7 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.4 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 69 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 63.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 62.6 years for men and 65.2 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).