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Health > Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Nurses and midwives (per 1,000 people). Nurses and midwives include professional nurses, professional midwives, auxiliary nurses, auxiliary midwives, enrolled nurses, enrolled midwives and other associated personnel, such as dental nurses and primary care nurses.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Finland 23.96 2010
2 Belgium 22.21 2010
3 Switzerland 17.48 2010
4 Monaco 17.22 2011
5 Luxembourg 17.09 2011
6 Denmark 16.09 2010
7 Iceland 15.88 2010
8 Ireland 15.67 2010
9 Norway 15.41 2010
10 Netherlands 15.14 2007
11 Sweden 11.86 2010
12 Germany 11.38 2010
13 New Zealand 10.87 2010
14 Uzbekistan 10.68 2010
15 Belarus 10.53 2011
16 Canada 10.05 2006
17 United States 9.81 2010
18 Australia 9.59 2010
19 United Kingdom 9.47 2011
20 France 9.3 2011
21 Cuba 9.05 2010
22 Czech Republic 8.79 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.77 2010
23 Slovenia 8.61 2010
24 Russia 8.52 2010
25 San Marino 8.32 2011
26 Kazakhstan 8.28 2010
Cold countries average (profile) 8.24 2010
27 Austria 7.96 2010
28 Seychelles 7.92 2004
European Union average (profile) 7.63 2010
Europe average (profile) 7.57 2010
29 Qatar 7.37 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 7.33 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.07 2010
30 Lithuania 7.06 2010
31 Malta 7.06 2011
32 Brunei 7.02 2010
33 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7 2001
34 Azerbaijan 6.84 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 6.84 2010
35 Libya 6.8 2010
36 Estonia 6.56 2010
37 Moldova 6.5 2011
38 Brazil 6.42 2010
39 Hungary 6.42 2010
40 Ukraine 6.41 2011
41 Singapore 6.39 2010
42 European Union 6.37 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6.19 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 6.01 2010
43 Philippines 6 2004
44 Suriname 5.88 2004
45 Kyrgyzstan 5.82 2011
46 Tuvalu 5.82 2010
47 Palau 5.71 2010
48 Dominica 5.62 2001
49 Uruguay 5.55 2010
50 Croatia 5.52 2010
51 Montenegro 5.5 2010
52 Romania 5.46 2010
53 Poland 5.39 2010
54 Portugal 5.33 2010
55 South Korea 5.29 2010
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 5.18 2010
56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.17 2010
57 Spain 5.11 2010
58 Gabon 5.02 2004
59 Israel 4.97 2011
60 Armenia 4.92 2011
61 Latvia 4.86 2010
62 Barbados 4.86 2010
63 Bulgaria 4.71 2010
64 Andorra 4.57 2010
65 Kuwait 4.55 2010
66 Serbia 4.55 2010
67 Oman 4.49 2010
68 Tajikistan 4.48 2011
69 Cyprus 4.45 2010
70 Maldives 4.45 2010
71 Turkmenistan 4.42 2010
72 Japan 4.14 2010
73 The Bahamas 4.14 2008
74 North Korea 4.12 2003
75 United Arab Emirates 4.09 2010
76 South Africa 4.08 2004
77 Guatemala 4.05 1999
78 Jordan 4.05 2010
79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4.03 2001
80 Mexico 3.98 2004
81 Albania 3.9 2010
82 Tonga 3.88 2010
83 Bahrain 3.86 2010
84 Grenada 3.83 2006
85 Mauritius 3.73 2004
86 Kiribati 3.71 2010
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 3.59 2010
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.57 2010
87 Trinidad and Tobago 3.56 2010
88 Egypt 3.52 2010
89 Mongolia 3.5 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.47 2010
90 Federated States of Micronesia 3.32 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.32 2010
91 Antigua and Barbuda 3.28 1999
92 Tunisia 3.28 2010
93 Malaysia 3.28 2010
Religious countries average (profile) 3.15 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.86 2010
94 Botswana 2.84 2010
95 Namibia 2.77 2010
96 Panama 2.77 2000
97 Turkey 2.4 2011
98 Fiji 2.24 2010
99 Lebanon 2.23 2010
100 East Timor 2.19 2004
101 Saint Lucia 2.16 2002
102 Bolivia 2.13 2001
103 Saudi Arabia 2.1 2010
104 Solomon Islands 2.05 2010
105 Ecuador 1.98 2010
106 Belize 1.96 2010
107 Algeria 1.95 2010
108 Sri Lanka 1.93 2010
109 Sao Tome and Principe 1.87 2004
110 Syria 1.86 2010
111 Samoa 1.85 2010
112 Dominican Republic 1.84 2000
113 Paraguay 1.79 2002
114 Marshall Islands 1.74 2010
115 Vanuatu 1.7 2010
=116 China 1.66 2011
=116 Angola 1.66 2009
118 Nigeria 1.6 2010
119 Swaziland 1.6 2009
120 Thailand 1.52 2004
121 Iran 1.41 2010
122 Indonesia 1.38 2012
123 Iraq 1.38 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.32 2004
124 Uganda 1.31 2010
125 Peru 1.27 2010
126 Zimbabwe 1.25 2009
127 Venezuela 1.13 2001
128 Jamaica 1.09 2008
129 Honduras 1.08 2005
130 Nicaragua 1.07 2003
131 Ghana 1.05 2010
132 Vietnam 1.01 2010
133 India 0.996 2010
134 Laos 0.966 2010
135 Costa Rica 0.93 2000
136 Morocco 0.89 2010
137 Cambodia 0.88 2010
138 Burma 0.856 2010
139 Sudan 0.84 2010
140 Republic of the Congo 0.824 2010
141 Djibouti 0.8 2010
142 Kenya 0.792 2011
143 Zambia 0.784 2010
144 Benin 0.771 2010
145 Comoros 0.744 2004
146 Rwanda 0.689 2010
147 Yemen 0.677 2010
148 Mauritania 0.672 2010
149 Lesotho 0.623 2003
150 Colombia 0.616 2010
151 Republic of Macedonia 0.612 2010
152 Eritrea 0.583 2004
153 The Gambia 0.568 2010
154 Burkina Faso 0.565 2010
155 Pakistan 0.557 2010
156 Guinea-Bissau 0.551 2010
157 Equatorial Guinea 0.535 2004
158 Guyana 0.531 2010
159 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.529 2004
160 Cote d'Ivoire 0.483 2010
161 Argentina 0.481 2004
162 Nepal 0.46 2004
163 Papua New Guinea 0.457 2010
164 Cape Verde 0.453 2010
165 Cameroon 0.438 2009
166 Mali 0.43 2010
South Asia average (profile) 0.428 2010
167 Senegal 0.42 2010
168 El Salvador 0.405 2010
169 Mozambique 0.341 2010
170 Slovakia 0.328 2010
171 Madagascar 0.316 2004
172 Italy 0.29 2010
173 Malawi 0.283 2010
=174 Liberia 0.274 2010
=174 Togo 0.274 2010
176 Central African Republic 0.257 2009
177 Tanzania 0.242 2010
178 Bhutan 0.241 2010
179 Ethiopia 0.236 2010
180 Greece 0.235 2010
181 Bangladesh 0.218 2011
182 Burundi 0.191 2004
183 Chad 0.188 2006
184 Sierra Leone 0.166 2010
185 Georgia 0.153 2011
186 Chile 0.144 2010
187 Niger 0.137 2010
188 Somalia 0.114 2010
189 Haiti 0.107 1998
190 Afghanistan 0.073 2010
191 Guinea 0.043 2010

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"Countries Compared by Health > Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organization, Global Atlas of the Health Workforce. For latest updates and metadata, see http://apps.who.int/globalatlas/. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Nurses-and-midwives/Per-1,000-people

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Interesting observations about Health > Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people

  • 100 of the top 189 countries by nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people are Hot countries.
  • Finland has had the highest nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 2009.
  • Guinea has ranked last for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 2005.
  • Belgium has ranked in the top 2 for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 2004.
  • Switzerland has ranked in the top 3 for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 2000.
  • San Marino has ranked in the top 6 for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 1990.
  • Iceland has ranked in the top 5 for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 2004.
  • Dominica has ranked in the top 4 for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 1997.
  • All of the bottom 2 countries by nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people are Muslim.
  • Denmark has ranked in the top 5 for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 2007.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis has ranked in the top 3 for nurses and midwives > per 1,000 people since 2000.
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