Country Profile: Islamic Republic of Iran

 

 

Demographic indicators

Area (in square kilometers)

1,648,195 2012

Total population (in thousands)

77,447a 2012

% Urban population out of total population

72 2012

Crude birth rate per 1000 population

18.5 2012

Crude death rate per 1000 population

5.6 2012

% Population growth rate

1.6 2006

% Population below 15 years

23.4 2012

% Population 65 years and over

5.7 2012

% Dependency ratio

41.0b 2012

Total fertility rate (R) per woman

1.9 2012

Y Reference year for the data provided
na Not available for 2001–2007 or not reported
a 2012 http://www.who.int/gho/countries/irn/country_profiles/en/
b 2012
applications.emro.who.int/dsaf/EMROPUB_2013_EN_1537.pdf
c 2015
www.worldbank.org/en/country/iran/overview
 

 

Socioeconomic indicators

Adult literacy rate 15+ years, total (%)

84

2012

Adult literacy rate 15+ years, males (%)

89

2012

Adult literacy rate 15+ years, females (%)

79

2012

Gross primary school enrolment ratio - total (%)

103

2012

Gross primary school enrolment ratio - male (%)

104

2012

Gross primary school enrolment ratio - female (%)

102

2012

Gross secondary school enrolment ratio  - total (%)

96

2012

Gross secondary school enrolment ratio - males (%)

99

2012

Gross secondary school enrolment ratio - females (%)

93

2012

Per capita GNP (us$)

4,763.30

2013

Y = Reference year for data provided
na = Not available for 2000-2005 or not reported
GNP = Gross National Product

 

Socioeconomic indicators (concluded)

Population with sustainable access to improved water source (%)

93 2012

Population with access to improved sanitation (%)

98 2012

Unemployment in percent

12 2012

Smoking prevalence among adults, total (%)

8 2012

Smoking prevalence among adults, males (%)

16 2012

Smoking prevalence among adults, females (%)

1 2012

Y = Reference year for data provided
na = Not available for 2000-2005 or not reported

 

Health Expenditure indicators a

GDP per capita

4,877 2015

Total expenditure on health (per capita)

346 2011

General government expenditure on health (per capita)

138 2011

Total expenditure on health of % of GDP

6.0 2011

General government expenditure on health as % of total health expenditure

39.7 2011

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of total health expenditure

58.5 2011

General government expenditure on health as % of total general government expenditure

10.1 2011

Ministry of health budget as % of government budget

7.9 2009

Source: World health statistics 2008 except where otherwise noted. All estimates for 2005 except where otherwise noted.
h Country data

 

 

Human and physical resources indicators

Physicians per 10000 population

10.4 2012

Dentists per 10000 population

3.2 2012

Pharmacists per 10000 population

2.0 2012

Nursing and midwifery personnel per 10000 population

32.5 2012

Hospital beds per 10000 population

1.4 2012

Primary health care units and centers

3.1 2012

Y = Reference year for data provided
na = Data not available for 2000-2005 or not reported
 

 

Coverage with primary health care services indicators

Population with access to local health services, total (%)

98 2012

Population with access to local health services, urban (%)

100 2012

Population with access to local health services, rural (%)

95 2012

Infants attended by trained personnel (%)

97 2012

Births attended by skilled health personnel

95 2012

Y = Reference year for data provided
na = Not available for 2000-2005 or not reported
- = Not applicable

 

Coverage with primary health care services indicators a (concluded)

One year-old immunized in 2012 with

One year-olds immunized in 2005 with BCG (%)

100

One year-olds immunized in 2005 with DPT (%)

99

One year-olds immunized in 2005 with OPV (%)

99

One year-olds immunized in 2005 with measles vaccine (%)

98

One year-olds immunized in 2005 with Hepatitis B vaccine(%)

98

Pregnant women immunized with two or more doses of tetanus toxoid (%)

25

BCG Bacille Calmette-Guerin
OPV3 Three doses of oral poliovaccine, not including supplemental immunization doses
DPT3 Three doses of combined diphtheria–pertussis–tetanus vaccine
HBV3 Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine

 

 

Health status indicators

Total life expectancy at birth (total years)

72.1 2011

Male life expectancy at birth (years)

72.1 2011

Female life expectancy at birth (years)

74.6 2011

Newborns with low birth weight (%)

7.7 2010

Children underweight (%)

4.8 2010

Neonatal mortality rate

13.3 2005

Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births)

10.8 2012

Under five mortality rate (per 1000 live births)

17.6 2012

Maternal mortality ratio (per 10000 live births)

25 2005

 

 

Selected morbidity indicators

Annual number (N) of reported cases 2012

Cholera

1953

Malaria

3,239

Poliomyelitis

0

Measles

224

Pulmonary tuberculosis

11,483

Diphtheria

N/A

Tetanus

N/A

Neonatal tetanus

N/A

AIDS (Reported number of people receiving ART)

2,752

Meningococcal meningitis

13