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Table 1 Demographic and health statistics on Bihar

From: Feasibility and pilot study of the effects of microfinance on mortality and nutrition in children under five amongst the very poor in India: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

  India Bihar
Area 3,287,263 km2 94,163 km2
Total population (2011 census) 1,210,193,422 103,804,637
0-6-year-olds (2011 census) 158,789,287 18,582,229
Birth rate (per 1000 population in 2009) 22.5 28.5
Death rate (per 1000 population in 2009) 7.3 7.0
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births in 2009) 50 52
Sex ratio (females:males) 940:1000 916:1000
Literacy rate (percentage of population) 69 62
  1. Statistics obtained from the Statistical Year Book 2012, India [17].