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Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division
Source: 
In: World population policies. Volume III. Oman to Zimbabwe, compiled by United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division. New York, New York, United Nations, 1990. 54-7. (Population Studies No. 102/Add.2; ST/ESA/SER.A/102/Add.2)
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Saint Kitts and Nevis' 1985 population of 46,000 is projected to grow to 72,000 by the year 2025. The 1984 contraceptive prevalence rate was 40.6, and the urban population is expected to increase from 45.0% in 1985 to 71.4% overall by the year 2025. No specific data are presented on population age structure and growth, mortality, morbidity, fertility, and international migration. Insignificant levels of immigration and emigration, and overall spatial distribution are nonetheless considered to be acceptable by the government, while high population growth, life expectancy at birth, and high fertility are not. Saint Kitts and Nevis has an explicit population policy. Its National Family Planning Program works to reduce fertility and population growth through the provision of family planning services, with specialized focus upon adolescent fertility. Population size historically focus upon adolescent fertility. Population size historically not varying by more than 10-15%, Saint Kitts and Nevis has maintained one of the few stable populations in the world. Health policy aims to reduce mortality and morbidity, and complements family planning and population policy with emphasis upon at risk and in need groups like mothers and children, adolescents, and the elderly. Population policy as it relates to development objectives is discussed, followed by consideration of specific policies adopted and measures taken to address above-mentioned problematic demographic indicators. The status of women and population data systems are also explored.

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070172
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