Table 2

Background information about the demographic, economic, health and pharmaceutical contexts in 2002

Demographic data


Total population

66480000

Average annual growth of the population

1.5%

Rate of urbanization

65%

Life Expectancy

69 years

GNP per capita

1750 $US

Average annual rate of inflation

15.8%

Infant mortality rate

32.1/100000

Maternal mortality rate

37/100000

Pharmaceutical related data


Total number of prescribers

92548

Total number of pharmacists

10334

Total health budget

12000 billions Rials (1.5 billions $US)

Total health expenditure

7596 billions Rials (0.9 billions $US)

Total drug expenditure

5684 billion Rials (0.7 billions $US)

Total number of drugs in national drug list

1516

Total number of drugs under generic name sold in the country

1288

Total value of local production (numbers)

96.1% (19.55 billions/20.348 billions)

Total value of drug imports (numbers)

3.9% (797.41 millions/20.348 billions)

Total number of drug manufacturing units in the country

57

Total number of wholesalers in the country

132

Total number of private pharmacies in the country

6100

Total number of private pharmacies in the three major urban areas

1534


8000 Rialsā‰ˆ 1 $US

Nikfar et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:5   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-5-5

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