General Health Information

Bhutanese Refugee Health Profile

In general, the health and nutrition status of Bhutanese refugees is better than that of the typical Nepalese citizen 13. Mortality and acute malnutrition rates are well below emergency thresholds.

The following rates are calculated based on data collected from 2008–2011 in camps in Nepal, except where noted.

Mortality rates 2008–2011

Type of Rate Rate per Population Bhutanese in Nepal * General US Population Rates
Crude Birth Rate per 1,000 population 17.5 13.5 **
Crude Mortality Rate per 100,000 population 416 794 ***
Under 5 Mortality Rate per 100,000 population 479 620 (< 1 year)
26 (1-4 years)

Sources: Mortality rates 2008–2011

References

  1. CE-DAT (2008). A brief analysis of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal, Tibetan refugees in India, Sri Lankan refugees in India, and Sri Lankan IDPs. CRED Brussels.
  2. Martin J., Hamilton B., Ventura S., et al. (2011). Births: Final data for 2009. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 60 no 1. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
  3. National Vital Statistics Report (2012). “Deaths: Final Data for 2009.” Vol 60 no 3. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
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