116. Palestinian National Authority: Ministry of Health. Annual Statistical Report 1998, West Bank Provinces. Health Research, Planning and Development Directorate. Information and Statistics Department, 1998: 101 pages.
In Arabic and English.
This document provides essential information regarding health status and the provision of health services for 1997-1998. The report is a collection of tables and graphs on demographic and health related statistics pertaining to the ten West Bank provinces: Jerusalem, Jenin, Tulkarm, Qalqiliah, Salfit, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jericho, and Hebron. The document reports live births and death, as well as leading causes of death according to the international classification of diseases system (ICD-10). Diseases of the circulatory system were the most commonly reported as a cause of death, followed by acute myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular diseases, and heart failure. With respect to malignancies, most deaths were due to malignant neoplasms of the digestive system (143 cases) followed by malignant neoplasms of the respiratory system (106 cases). The document also contains information on the number of visits to government hospitals, diabetes clinics, maternal and child health care centers. It also provides statistics on immunization coverage for children as well as reported cases of communicable diseases. The document contains extensive statistics on government as well as non-government hospitals in the ten West Bank provinces in terms of hospital distribution, bed capacity, services and utilization indicators. Finally, it contains statistics on health insurance coverage as well as referrals for medical consultation or treatment abroad.