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Table 2 Basic Health Indicators of Bangladesh in 1973 and 2001

From: Human rights, health and the state in Bangladesh

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
  1. Sources: [43, 69, 70]