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Countries with the Highest Percentage Aged Under 15

Which countries have the highest percentage of its population aged under 15?
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Source: World Bank
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: November 4, 2021
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First submittedDecember 7, 2014
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country
50
Niger
48
Angola
48
Chad
48
Uganda
47
Afghanistan
47
Mali
47
Somalia
47
Zambia
46
Burkina Faso
46
East Timor
46
Gambia
45
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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country
45
Burundi
45
Malawi
45
Mozambique
45
Tanzania
44
Nigeria
44
Senegal
43
Benin
43
Cameroon
43
Ethiopia
43
Liberia
43
Republic of the Congo
43
Rwanda
22 Comments
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Level 60
Dec 7, 2014
accept congo please
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2014
OK. That'll mean you get two right for one answer now :)
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Level 35
Dec 11, 2014
Mostly Africa!
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Level 51
Jan 30, 2015
And?
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Level 89
Jan 30, 2015
This quiz makes me worry about the future.. All those 3rd world countries starting to overpopulate
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2015
These rates were once typical in many countries like the UK and US that now have low birth rates. As countries become more well off over time their birth rate drops, so the secret to eradicating overpopulation is eradicating poverty. A low birth rate will then follow, as surely as night follows day.
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Level 31
Jan 30, 2015
Ah, but isn't the BIGGER population problem actually the elderly? Elevating poverty raises, life expectancy.
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Level 31
Jan 30, 2015
Not that I'm saying poverty is a good thing of course! But just that these countries here listed aren't where the global population crisis is at
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Level 58
Dec 13, 2022
It is actually expected that the population will continue to grow to around 10 billion after which the population around the globe is expected to drop at a worryingly fast rate. It is already happening in some countries. Japan, Bulgaria and Greece being three examples.
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Level 79
Jan 30, 2015
A great quiz in theory, but it becomes too much a matter of clicking around Africa (with a few exceptions), which yes makes a good point. However, data quality for the region is very questionable, e.g. Liberia is included, but not Sierra Leone, nor Guinea.
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Level 35
Jan 30, 2015
Maybe they're at 41-42%.. Liberia is pretty low in the ranking.
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Level 66
Jan 30, 2015
Only missed Liberia :(
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Level 43
Nov 24, 2020
From the African countries, me too. + East Timore
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Level 65
Jul 21, 2015
Wow. There should be a 'Non-African Countries ...' version of this quiz! ;)
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Level 73
Oct 15, 2016
There is now. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/countries-with-highest-percentage-aged-under-15-not-in-africa.
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Level 43
Jul 12, 2016
surprised to see East Timor listed...
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Level 70
Sep 9, 2017
I think it is more that the elderly die off sooner in these countries leaving behind the younger people. Poverty, disease, lack of medical help, nutrition, smoking etc
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Level 69
Dec 10, 2017
Yes. A stark portrait of the effects of the AIDS crisis.
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Level 78
May 13, 2021
Early deaths are definitely a component, but these countries all have very high birth rates. The average woman in Niger has 6.8 children. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_total_fertility_rate
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Level 45
Mar 27, 2020
All are African except East Timor and Afghanistan
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Level 59
May 7, 2021
What makes me think ist that a high birth rate is not the only factor that influences these numbers, but also a shorter lifespan and a higher mortality of children.
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Level 44
May 14, 2021
All basically failed countries.