Key Demographic & Health Indicators in Saudi Arabia

Topics: Demography, Population, Life expectancy Pages: 5 (289 words) Published: August 31, 2014
The health indicators, whether the demographic or economic ones, cover many of the points that describe the highest level of development reached in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia with regard to the health domain at all levels. The health indicators also shed light on the exact numbers and percentages of achievements in 1432H with regard to the hospitals and health facilities. Finally, such indicators point out the number of doctors whatever their specialties and show the estimated number of population. The following is a review of the most important indicators in 1432H (Year 2013): Demographic Indicators

Indicator
Year
Estimated population
28.376.355
2011
Crude birth rate/1000 pop
22.9
2011
Population Growth Rate
Total
3.19
Between 2004 & 2010
Saudi
2.21
Non Saudi
5.61
Population Under 5 Years %
11.22
2011
Population Under 15 Years %
31.14
2011
Population 15-64 years%
65.37
2011
Population from 65 & above %
2.86
2011
Total fertility rate
2.93
2011
Life expectancy at birth
73.8
2011
Male
72.8
2011
Female
75.1
2011
Source: CD of S&I

*Economic Indicators
Indicator
Year
GDP per capita (by $)
20328
2011
MOH Budget (% of Governmental Budget)
6.9
2011
MOH Expenditure per capita (by $)
375
2011
*Primary Data

Health Resources Indicators
Indicator
Year
Rates per 10000 Pop
Physicians
24.4
2011
Dentists
3.5
2011
Pharmacists
5.1
2011
Nurses
47.4
2011
Allied health personnel
27.8
2011
Hospital beds, KSA
20.7
2011
Health care centers
0.74
2011
Governmental hospital beds rate
16
2011
Private hospital beds rate
4.7
2011
Health Activities Indicators
Indicator
Year
Immunization Coverage %
Immunization Coverage %
Pentavaccine
98.0
2011
OPV
98.0
2011
BCH*
98.0
2011
MMR*
98.2
2011
PCV**
98
2011
*Measles vaccine has not been used since 2002 and it is currently given within MMR vaccine. **Starting from 2002, the DTP has been given within Tetract-HIB, by adding the HIB. Since 2005, the DTP has been given within Pentavaccine by adding Hepatitis B.

Health Indicators
A – Morbidity Indicator
Indicator
Year
Low birth weight %
7.45
2009
Incidence Rates / 100000 Pop.
Poliomyelitis
0.00
2011
Whooping Cough
0.04
2011
Measles
1.28
2011
Tetanus
All ages
0.04
2011
Neonatal / 1000 Live birth
0.03
2011
TB
9.31
2011
B – Mortality Indicators

Indicator
Year
Crude Death rate / 1000 pop.
3.9
2011
Infants Mortality Rate / 1000 Saudi live birth
16.5
2011
Under 5 Mortality Rate / 1000 live birth
19.1
2011
Maternal Mortality Rate / 10000 live birth
1.4
2011
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