TABLE 4.

Malaria mortality: summary statistics at the beginning and end of the 20th centurya

RegionYrTotal no. of deaths from malariaNo. of malaria deaths per 10,000 population% of all deaths which are due to malaria
Europe and North America190080,0001.50.8
1997200.00020.0001
Caribbean, Central and South America190042,00062
19974,0000.080.05
Asia, China, and Western Pacific19002,800,000309
199765,0000.180.1
Sub-Saharan Africa1900210,000226
1997990,000169
World minus sub-Saharan Africa19002,900,000198
199769,0000.130.08
  • a The data presented in this Table are extracted from Table 3. The last column is derived from the same data but is expressed in relation to approximate overall mortality rates in each region for the relevant period.