13,026,129 (July 2017 est.)
62.8 deaths per 1,000 live births (2017)
789 deaths per 100,000 live births (2015)
27% of the total population aged 15 and over can read/write
UNICEF has previously reported prevalence at 1% amongst women aged 15-49 years, but there are no recent surveys to confirm this figure. FGM has been reported amongst both Christian and Muslim communities, particularly in the northern regions of the country, including Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile.
See South Sudan: The Law and FGM for more detail.