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Table 1 Summary of number dams and people living around existing dams in stable, unstable and no malaria zones across sub-Saharan Africa

From: Malaria impact of large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: maps, estimates and predictions

Malaria stability Total population in the region Total area (sq km) No. dams (% from total) No. people within 1 km radius from reservoirs No. people living between 1 and 2 km from reservoirs No. people living between 2 and 5 km from the reservoirs Total population within 5 km radius from reservoirs
Number % Area (sq km) %
Stable 298,682,666 30 7,086,268 30 307 (24.2) 310,216 1,128,271 4,967,740 6,406,226
Unstable 418,451,433 42 14,459,409 61 416 (32.8) 439,921 1,409,537 6,783,531 8,193,239
No malaria 273,355,662 28 2,042,223 9 545 (43.0) 1049 819,167 4,785,258 5,605,474
Total 990,489,781 100 23,587,900 100 1,268 (100) 751,186 3,356,975 16,536,529 20,204,939