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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
What are the current states of indicators contributing to a comprehensive view of nutrition for health and development in Iran (Islamic Republic of)? See national data below.

Child Malnutrition

Child (<5 y) Anthropometry
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Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Low birthweight (<2500 g)help 2006 7.0 View

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Anaemia children <5 y (Hb <110 g/L)help   no data  
% Anaemia pregnant women (Hb <110 g/L)help 2001 21.4 View
% Clinical vitamin A deficiency in women(history of night blindness during most recent pregnancy)help   no data  
% Subclinical vitamin A deficiency in preschool-age children (serum/plasma retinol <0.70 μmol/L)help 2001 0.5 View
Median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in children 6-12 yhelp 2000-2001 165.0 View

Health Services

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Births attended by skilled health personnelhelp 2005 97.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 1)help   no data  
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 2)help   no data  
% Children aged 1 y immunized against measleshelp 2013 98.0 View
% Children with diarrhoea who received zinchelp   no data  
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 82.0 View
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 93.0 View
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 89.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 92.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 98.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 96.0 View
% Women receiving iron and folate supplements during pregnancyhelp   no data  

Food Security

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Population below $1 per dayhelp 2005 1.5 View
% Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumptionhelp 2011 < 5 View
Iodised salt consumption (% households consuming adequately iodised salt - 15 parts per million or more)help 2006 7.0 View
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Malnutrition in Women

Female malnutrition based on BMI
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Caring Practices

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% children 0-23 months who were put to the breast within 1 hour of birthhelp   no data  
% Infants 6-8 months age who receive solid, semi-solid or soft foodshelp   no data  
% children 6-23 months who receive a minimum acceptable diethelp   no data  
% Children <5 y with diarrhoea receiving ORT and continued feedinghelp 2010-2011 68.9 View
% Women 15-19 y who are mothers or pregnant with their first childhelp   no data  
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Commitment

Indicator Year Value Source Info
General government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditurehelp 2012 15.4 View
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic producthelp 2012 6.7 View
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$)help 2012 1562.2 View
Nutrition component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)help   no data  
Nutrition component of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)help   no data  
Nutrition Governancehelp   no data  
Maternity leavehelp 2009 90 days View
Monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substituteshelp 2007 Yes View

Capacity

Indicator Year Value Source Info
Degree training in nutrition existshelp   no data  
Nutrition is part of medical curriculahelp   no data  
Number of trained nutrition professionals per 100,000 populationhelp   no data  
Nursing and midwifery personnel density per 1,000 populationhelp 2005 1.4 View
GDP per capita (PPP US$)help   no data  
GDP per capita annual growth rate (%)help   no data  
Official development assistance (ODA) received (net disbursements) (% of GNI)help 2009 0.0 View
Low-Income Food-Deficit Country (LIFDC)help 2012 No View

Meta-indicators

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Seats held by women in national parliamenthelp 2013 3.1 View
Averaged aggregate governance indicatorshelp 2010 -1.18 View
Gender Inequality Index (GII)help 2012 0.496 View
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment (ratio of girls to boys)help 2011 0.99 View
Global Hunger Indexhelp 2012 4 View
Human development index (HDI) valuehelp 2012 0.742 View
Education
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Female education levels: no data available for this country





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