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Table 1 Some main health indicators in Iran

From: Geographic distribution of need and access to health care in rural population: an ecological study in Iran

Indicator Value Year a
Crude birth rate (per 1000 people) 18.3 2006
Crude mortality rate (per 1000 people) 5.72 2009
Population with access to improved sanitation (%) 71 2008
Total expenditure on health of % of GDP 6.3 2008
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of total health expenditure 51.7 2008
Physicians per 10,000 population 8.9 2008
primary health care units and centres per 10,000 population 3.1 2006
Population with access to local health services, total (%) 99 2009
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 72.1 2006
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 27 2005
Under five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 27.7 2005
Maternal mortality ratio (per 10000 live births) 25 2005
  1. a Reference year for data provided