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Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research)..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 San MarinoSan Marino 47.35 per 1,000 people 1990
2 CubaCuba 5.91 per 1,000 people 2002
3 MonacoMonaco 5.81 per 1,000 people 1995
4 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 5.17 per 1,000 people 1999
5 BelarusBelarus 4.55 per 1,000 people 2003
6 GreeceGreece 4.4 per 1,000 people 2001
7 RussiaRussia 4.25 per 1,000 people 2003
8 ItalyItaly 4.2 per 1,000 people 2004
9 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 4.18 per 1,000 people 2002
10 GeorgiaGeorgia 4.09 per 1,000 people 2003
11 LithuaniaLithuania 3.97 per 1,000 people 2003
12 BelgiumBelgium 3.9 per 1,000 people 2002
13 IsraelIsrael 3.82 per 1,000 people 2003
14 AndorraAndorra 3.7 per 1,000 people 2003
15 UruguayUruguay 3.65 per 1,000 people 2002
16 IcelandIceland 3.62 per 1,000 people 2004
17 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 3.6 per 1,000 people 2002
18 ArmeniaArmenia 3.59 per 1,000 people 2003
19 BulgariaBulgaria 3.56 per 1,000 people 2003
20 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 3.55 per 1,000 people 2003
21 KazakhstanKazakhstan 3.54 per 1,000 people 2003
22 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 3.5 per 1,000 people 2003
23 AustriaAustria 3.4 per 1,000 people 2003
24 GermanyGermany 3.4 per 1,000 people 2003
25 FranceFrance 3.37 per 1,000 people 2004
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 3.35 per 1,000 people 2003
26 PortugalPortugal 3.3 per 1,000 people 2003
27 SwedenSweden 3.3 per 1,000 people 2002
28 North KoreaNorth Korea 3.29 per 1,000 people 2003
29 LebanonLebanon 3.25 per 1,000 people 2001
30 HungaryHungary 3.2 per 1,000 people 2003
31 SpainSpain 3.2 per 1,000 people 2003
32 MaltaMalta 3.18 per 1,000 people 2003
Eurozone averageEurozone average 3.18 per 1,000 people 2001
33 EstoniaEstonia 3.16 per 1,000 people 2001
34 NetherlandsNetherlands 3.1 per 1,000 people 2003
35 SlovakiaSlovakia 3.1 per 1,000 people 2003
36 NorwayNorway 3.1 per 1,000 people 2003
Europe averageEurope average 3.06 per 1,000 people 2000
European Union averageEuropean Union average 3.05 per 1,000 people 2001
37 ArgentinaArgentina 3.01 per 1,000 people 1998
38 LatviaLatvia 3.01 per 1,000 people 2003
NATO countries averageNATO average 2.99 per 1,000 people 2001
39 UkraineUkraine 2.95 per 1,000 people 2003
40 DenmarkDenmark 2.9 per 1,000 people 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 2.86 per 1,000 people 2002
41 IrelandIreland 2.79 per 1,000 people 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 2.79 per 1,000 people 2002
42 UzbekistanUzbekistan 2.74 per 1,000 people 2003
43 LuxembourgLuxembourg 2.7 per 1,000 people 2003
44 MoldovaMoldova 2.64 per 1,000 people 2003
45 MongoliaMongolia 2.63 per 1,000 people 2002
46 FinlandFinland 2.6 per 1,000 people 2003
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 2.5 per 1,000 people 2001
47 AustraliaAustralia 2.5 per 1,000 people 2002
48 PolandPoland 2.5 per 1,000 people 2003
49 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 2.5 per 1,000 people 2004
50 CroatiaCroatia 2.4 per 1,000 people 2004
51 CyprusCyprus 2.34 per 1,000 people 2002
52 United StatesUnited States 2.3 per 1,000 people 2002
53 SloveniaSlovenia 2.25 per 1,000 people 2002
54 QatarQatar 2.22 per 1,000 people 2001
55 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2.2 per 1,000 people 2003
56 New ZealandNew Zealand 2.2 per 1,000 people 2003
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 2.15 per 1,000 people 1995
57 CanadaCanada 2.1 per 1,000 people 2003
58 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 2.06 per 1,000 people 2002
59 BrazilBrazil 2.06 per 1,000 people 2001
60 TajikistanTajikistan 2.03 per 1,000 people 2003
61 JordanJordan 2.03 per 1,000 people 2004
62 United Arab EmiratesUAE 2.02 per 1,000 people 2001
63 JapanJapan 2 per 1,000 people 2002
64 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 1.98 per 1,000 people 1999
65 VenezuelaVenezuela 1.94 per 1,000 people 2001
66 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 1.94 per 1,000 people 1997
67 RomaniaRomania 1.9 per 1,000 people 2003
68 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 1.88 per 1,000 people 2000
69 BermudaBermuda 1.77 per 1,000 people 1997
70 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 1.75 per 1,000 people 1995
71 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 1.7 per 1,000 people 2000
72 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 1.64 per 1,000 people 1995
73 South KoreaSouth Korea 1.6 per 1,000 people 2003
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 1.59 per 1,000 people 1993
74 MacauMacau 1.56 per 1,000 people 1987
75 KuwaitKuwait 1.53 per 1,000 people 2001
76 ChinaChina 1.51 per 1,000 people 2005
77 SeychellesSeychelles 1.51 per 1,000 people 2004
78 PanamaPanama 1.5 per 1,000 people 2000
79 MexicoMexico 1.5 per 1,000 people 2003
80 EcuadorEcuador 1.48 per 1,000 people 2000
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 1.48 per 1,000 people 1995
81 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 1.4 per 1,000 people 1995
82 SyriaSyria 1.4 per 1,000 people 2001
83 SingaporeSingapore 1.4 per 1,000 people 2001
84 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 1.37 per 1,000 people 2004
85 ColombiaColombia 1.35 per 1,000 people 2002
86 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 1.34 per 1,000 people 2003
87 TunisiaTunisia 1.34 per 1,000 people 2004
88 Costa RicaCosta Rica 1.32 per 1,000 people 2000
89 Hong KongHong Kong 1.32 per 1,000 people 1995
90 OmanOman 1.32 per 1,000 people 2004
91 AlbaniaAlbania 1.31 per 1,000 people 2002
92 TurkeyTurkey 1.3 per 1,000 people 2005
93 LibyaLibya 1.29 per 1,000 people 1997
94 El SalvadorEl Salvador 1.24 per 1,000 people 2002
95 BoliviaBolivia 1.22 per 1,000 people 2001
96 BarbadosBarbados 1.21 per 1,000 people 1999
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 1.2 per 1,000 people 1995
97 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 1.19 per 1,000 people 1997
98 PeruPeru 1.17 per 1,000 people 1999
99 PhilippinesPhilippines 1.16 per 1,000 people 2002
100 GreenlandGreenland 1.14 per 1,000 people 1980
101 AlgeriaAlgeria 1.13 per 1,000 people 2002
102 ArubaAruba 1.12 per 1,000 people 1995
103 PalauPalau 1.11 per 1,000 people 1998
104 ParaguayParaguay 1.11 per 1,000 people 2002
105 BahrainBahrain 1.09 per 1,000 people 2004
106 ChileChile 1.09 per 1,000 people 2003
107 GuamGuam 1.08 per 1,000 people 1999
108 MauritiusMauritius 1.06 per 1,000 people 2004
109 BelizeBelize 1.05 per 1,000 people 2000
110 The BahamasThe Bahamas 1.05 per 1,000 people 1998
111 BruneiBrunei 1.01 per 1,000 people 2000
112 MaldivesMaldives 0.92 per 1,000 people 2004
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 0.906 per 1,000 people 1990
113 GuatemalaGuatemala 0.9 per 1,000 people 1999
114 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 0.87 per 1,000 people 1997
115 JamaicaJamaica 0.85 per 1,000 people 2003
116 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 0.79 per 1,000 people 1997
117 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 0.78 per 1,000 people 1999
118 South AfricaSouth Africa 0.77 per 1,000 people 2004
119 PakistanPakistan 0.74 per 1,000 people 2004
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 0.719 per 1,000 people 1970
120 MalaysiaMalaysia 0.7 per 1,000 people 2000
121 SamoaSamoa 0.7 per 1,000 people 1999
122 IraqIraq 0.66 per 1,000 people 2004
123 IndiaIndia 0.6 per 1,000 people 2004
124 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 0.6 per 1,000 people 2000
125 LaosLaos 0.59 per 1,000 people 1996
126 HondurasHonduras 0.57 per 1,000 people 2000
127 Sri LankaSri Lanka 0.55 per 1,000 people 2004
128 EgyptEgypt 0.54 per 1,000 people 2003
129 VietnamVietnam 0.53 per 1,000 people 2001
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 0.513 per 1,000 people 1970
130 MoroccoMorocco 0.51 per 1,000 people 2004
131 DominicaDominica 0.5 per 1,000 people 1997
132 GrenadaGrenada 0.5 per 1,000 people 1997
133 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 0.49 per 1,000 people 2004
134 Cape VerdeCape Verde 0.49 per 1,000 people 2004
135 GuyanaGuyana 0.48 per 1,000 people 2000
136 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 0.47 per 1,000 people 2000
137 SurinameSuriname 0.45 per 1,000 people 2000
138 IranIran 0.45 per 1,000 people 2004
139 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana 0.44 per 1,000 people 1999
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 0.412 per 1,000 people 2004
140 BotswanaBotswana 0.4 per 1,000 people 2004
141 ThailandThailand 0.37 per 1,000 people 2000
142 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.37 per 1,000 people 2003
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 0.367 per 1,000 people 1970
143 BurmaBurma 0.36 per 1,000 people 2004
144 FijiFiji 0.34 per 1,000 people 1999
145 TongaTonga 0.34 per 1,000 people 2001
146 YemenYemen 0.33 per 1,000 people 2004
147 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 0.3 per 1,000 people 2004
148 KiribatiKiribati 0.3 per 1,000 people 1998
149 NamibiaNamibia 0.3 per 1,000 people 2004
150 MadagascarMadagascar 0.29 per 1,000 people 2004
151 GabonGabon 0.29 per 1,000 people 2004
152 NigeriaNigeria 0.28 per 1,000 people 2003
153 BangladeshBangladesh 0.26 per 1,000 people 2004
154 HaitiHaiti 0.25 per 1,000 people 1998
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 0.237 per 1,000 people 1970
155 SudanSudan 0.22 per 1,000 people 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 0.214 per 1,000 people 2004
156 NepalNepal 0.21 per 1,000 people 2004
157 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 0.2 per 1,000 people 2004
158 CameroonCameroon 0.19 per 1,000 people 2004
159 AfghanistanAfghanistan 0.19 per 1,000 people 2001
160 DjiboutiDjibouti 0.18 per 1,000 people 2004
161 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 0.17 per 1,000 people 1999
162 SwazilandSwaziland 0.16 per 1,000 people 2004
163 ZimbabweZimbabwe 0.16 per 1,000 people 2004
164 CambodiaCambodia 0.16 per 1,000 people 2000
165 GhanaGhana 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004
166 ComorosComoros 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004
167 KenyaKenya 0.14 per 1,000 people 2004
168 IndonesiaIndonesia 0.13 per 1,000 people 2003
169 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.13 per 1,000 people 1999
170 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
171 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
172 ZambiaZambia 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
173 VanuatuVanuatu 0.11 per 1,000 people 1997
174 GuineaGuinea 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
175 MauritaniaMauritania 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
176 The GambiaThe Gambia 0.11 per 1,000 people 2003
177 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 0.107 per 1,000 people 1970
178 East TimorEast Timor 0.1 per 1,000 people 2004
Failed states averageFailed states average 0.0827 per 1,000 people 1970
179 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
180 MaliMali 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
181 AngolaAngola 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
182 UgandaUganda 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
183 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
184 SenegalSenegal 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
185 RwandaRwanda 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
186 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 0.05 per 1,000 people 2000
187 LesothoLesotho 0.05 per 1,000 people 2003
188 EritreaEritrea 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
189 BhutanBhutan 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
190 SomaliaSomalia 0.04 per 1,000 people 1997
191 BeninBenin 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
192 TogoTogo 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
193 ChadChad 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
194 EthiopiaEthiopia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2003
195 LiberiaLiberia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
196 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
197 MozambiqueMozambique 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
198 NigerNiger 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
199 BurundiBurundi 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
200 TanzaniaTanzania 0.02 per 1,000 people 2002
201 MalawiMalawi 0.02 per 1,000 people 2004

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"All countries compared for Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Physicians/Per-1,000-people

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