Table 2

Basic Health Indicators of Bangladesh in 1973 and 2001

Indicator

1973

2001


Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)

140/1000

51/1000

Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR)

30/1000

3.5/1000

Crude Birth Rate (CBR)

47/1000

19.9/1000

Crude Death Rate (CDR)

17/1000

4.8/1000

Life Expectancy at Birth (LEB)

45 years

62 years

Doctor/population ratio

1:6250

1:4105

Doctor Nurse ratio

-

2:1.7

Bed population ratio

-

1:3154

Immunization coverage under one year

-

80 per cent

Proportion of one year old children immunized against measles

-

64 per cent

Total population covered by essential health care

-

42 per cent

Proportion of diarrhoea control

-

70 per cent

Delivery assisted by a trained person

-

14 per cent

Prevalence of Low Birth Weight

-

25 per cent

Prevalence of Child Malnourishment

-

48 per cent


Sources: [43, 69, 70]

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