# Table 3 This shows infertility reported as gross numbers, using global population estimates

Total population of Region Male population of Region Total Male reproductive population (15-60y) Male Infertility, % Infertile Men
North America 347,388,982 171,213,918 (49.2%) 116,254,250a 9.4% [4] 10,927,899
Latin America/Caribbean 582,418 287634 (49.3%) 361,099 Unknown Unable to Calculate
Sub-Saharan Africa 850,000 420,000 (49.4%) 218,348 2.5%-4.8% 5,459-10,481
Eastern Europe/Central Asia 399,110 190,718 (47.8%) 259,421 8-12% [14] 20,754-31,130
Europe 734,228,972 353,542,772 (48.1%) 248,187,025a 7.5% [11] 18,614,027
Asia/Pacific 3,653,257 1,875,094 (51.3%) 1,199,437 Unknown Unable to Calculate
Oceania 35,162,670 17,699,546 (50.3%) 11,752,499a 9% [10] 1,057,725
1. Explanation of calculations:
2. These numbers are crude estimations and calculations. They were calculated from two sources: UNFPA Country Profiles and World Stat. Both sources provided total population, male population, and population less than 15 years and greater than either 60 or 65 years. The calculations were performed as follows. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the total population amounts to 850,000, according to UNFPA. The male population was 420,000. This amounts to 49.4% of the total population. The population less than 15 years old was 43% of the total population, and the population greater than 60 years old was 5% of the total population. These percentages convert to 365,500 and 42,500, respectively. After calculating that 49.4% of the total population is males, we also assumed that 49.4% of the total population between the ages of 15 and 60 were also males. Therefore, [850,000 – (365,500 + 42,500)] × 49.4% = 218,348. This is the total male reproductive population between the ages of 15 and 60. This number was multiplied by the percentage of male infertility prevalent in this population. 218,348 × (2.5% to 4.8%) = 5,459 to 10,481 infertile males present in Sub-Saharan Africa.
3. Unfortunately, some statistics were unable to calculate, due to the lack of reporting on these regions of the world.
4. aPopulation reported as Male, age 15-64.