Originally Posted by imoldernu
Am posting only because the difference in median age floored me, and thought it might be interesting to others. Here are a few of the numbers...
Next challenge is to try and make sense of the numbers, and what they might mean for the future.
Thanks for posting.
Clicking through to a country leads to a number of additional stats for that country, many with links to other world rankings.
A few more minutes of clicking and the trends for the countries at the bottom of the median age list share a number of common - but not surprising - characteristics relevant to public health: low percentage with access to sanitary facilities, low doctor ratios, high HIV rates, high percentage of underweight children, etc.
African countries pack the top 50 in all such categories.
Making sense of the numbers gets much more complicated as one goes up the scale toward the more affluent, developed countries.