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Argentina: Infant mortality rates and state of medical care

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1990
Citation / Document Symbol ARG5562
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Argentina: Infant mortality rates and state of medical care, 1 June 1990, ARG5562, available at: [accessed 20 November 2017]
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According to the latest World Health Statistics available to Health and Welfare Canada, as reported by telephone to the IRBDC on 4 June 1990, Argentina had the following infant mortality rate in 1985:

For the 0 to 1 years of age group:

-males........2,737.6/100,000 live births

-females......2,160.3/100,000 live births

For the 1 to 4 year of age group:

-males.........103/100,000 population

-females.......94.5/100,000 population

According to the same source, in 1984 Argentina had approximately 27 physicians for every 10,000 inhabitants.

The Europa Year Book 1989 (London: Europa Publications, 1989), p. 351, stated that in 1975 Argentina had 1 physician for every 530 inhabitants, the best ratio in Latin America.

For additional information on the sate of health services in Argentina currently available to the IRBDC, please find attached a copy of Encyclopedia of the Third World (New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1987), p. 108.

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