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State and discuss any two indicators that help in measuring the health status of a country.

(2 Marks)


Two indicators that help to measure the health status of a country are:

a) Infant Mortality Rate - It is the number of children that die before reaching the age of 1 per 1000 live births

If this number is high, it means there is lack of proper nutrition and healthcare facilities to children in India

b) Govt Health Spending - Govt health spending as a percentage of GDP is another important indicator

Developed countries like USA spends as much as 17%, while India spends around 3.7%

Hence, there is less spending on health infrastructure by Govt which affects health of poor who are dependent on Govt hospitals

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