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Table 2 Proportion of births, neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates, and ranking of provinces on the basis of wealth index in rural regions of Iran

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in neonatal and postneonatal mortality: Evidence from rural Iran, 1998–2013

Provinces 1998–2001 2002–2005 2006–2009 2010–2013 Wealth Rank
Proportion of births NMR PNMR Proportion of births NMR PNMR Proportion of births NMR PNMR Proportion of births NMR PNMR
Alborz 0.56 12.92 5.71 0.68 9.36 4.4 0.49 8.72 5.18 0.32 6.74 2.11 1
Tehran 1.34 10.53 4.38 1.54 7.05 3.38 1.99 4.43 2.63 1.06 3.79 2.84 2
Yazd 1.09 14.24 6.24 0.96 12.97 6.13 0.77 10.06 5.42 0.76 9.57 3.63 3
Mazandaran 5.32 13.63 4.67 5.33 10.87 3.66 4.79 8.91 3.46 4.77 7.09 2.71 4
Isfahan 4.36 17.63 6.19 3.43 15.18 5.32 2.83 11.36 4.94 2.55 8.93 3.44 5
Semnan 0.61 17.01 8.26 0.56 17.04 7.01 0.49 13.2 6.53 0.49 14.2 6.07 6
Bushehr 1.77 20.14 6.23 1.61 18.77 4.83 1.63 14.23 4.58 1.63 11.27 4.4 7
Qom 0.3 17.73 5.32 0.22 11.15 5.23 0.2 12.3 4.21 0.24 6.09 3.32 8
Qazvin 1.42 15.52 7.55 1.44 16.32 5.95 1.4 12.91 4.32 1.42 9.35 4.39 9
Golestan 4.08 18.16 9.59 4.38 17.49 7.02 5.43 11.64 5.54 5.37 9.62 4.52 10
Markazi 1.88 17.05 4.89 1.62 13.02 5.42 1.71 9.24 4.25 1.35 8.74 2.83 11
Fars 7.46 17.56 6.68 7.69 14.6 5.75 8.03 10.79 4.57 7.36 10.06 3.97 12
Gilan 5.09 16.18 4.35 4.37 15.72 3.7 3.07 12.69 3.47 2.8 10.48 2.46 13
Zanjan 1.7 18.23 8.29 2.28 16.71 5.99 1.97 15.11 5.26 1.97 9.46 4.01 14
Khuzestan 7.06 16.49 9.86 7.24 16.3 7.84 7.61 13.76 5.57 6.83 12.14 5.44 15
East Azarbaijan 5.67 17.71 7.59 5.7 13.77 6.63 5.19 10.44 5.2 5.45 6.96 4.62 16
Hamedan 3.77 17.61 8.04 3.61 17.02 6.1 3.28 12.1 4.65 3.42 12.26 3.93 17
West Azarbaijan 6.05 17.07 9.82 6.27 16.08 7.12 5.67 13.04 5.34 6.21 10.08 3.64 18
Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari 2.3 18.23 7.49 2.23 15.96 5.59 2.49 13.1 4.95 2.52 10.58 3.69 19
Ardebil 2.34 20.38 8.82 2.4 16.86 6.53 2.1 13.29 6.57 2.14 9.71 3.7 20
Ilam 0.86 17.87 6.69 0.94 12.93 5.45 1.12 12.1 4.78 0.82 11.48 4.35 21
Hormozgan 3.56 17.85 9.78 3.76 17.91 7.15 3.83 13.96 6.24 4.25 13.4 5.62 22
Razavi Khorasan 8.8 18.3 11.76 8.34 16.46 7.98 8.76 14.12 6.06 9.4 10.92 5.24 23
Kermanshah 2.63 22.41 8.03 2.68 17.51 5.73 2.42 15.06 5.07 2.46 13.85 4.79 24
North Khorasan 1.73 22.55 17.44 1.46 19.52 11.81 2.04 15.57 9.88 1.94 11.22 7.88 25
Kurdistan 2.91 27.15 9.16 2.94 22.62 5.55 2.63 16.07 4.76 2.54 11.84 4.03 26
Kerman 3.91 15.82 9.47 3.57 13.91 8.31 4.34 12.13 5.75 4.89 10.9 5.25 27
Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad 1.87 18.74 11.45 1.88 16.94 7.57 1.86 11.82 5.96 1.57 10.13 4.55 28
South Khorasan 1.45 21.91 15.24 1.2 20.49 10.79 1.17 17.74 8.76 1.35 14.45 7.08 29
Lorestan 2.99 21.09 7.78 3.23 20.47 6.3 3.17 12.84 5.22 3.44 10.51 4.07 30
Sistan & Baluchestan 5.12 18.61 19.14 6.45 18.47 13.62 7.53 15.09 10.52 8.69 12.79 8.27 31
  1. Proportions of births are shown as percentages, whereas neonatal (NMR) and postneonatal (PNMR) mortality rates are presented as numbers of deaths per 1,000 live births. Wealth indices were used to sort the provinces on the basis of their wealth status