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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).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 San Marino 47.35 per 1,000 people 1990
2 Cuba 5.91 per 1,000 people 2002
3 Monaco 5.81 per 1,000 people 1995
4 Saint Lucia 5.17 per 1,000 people 1999
5 Belarus 4.55 per 1,000 people 2003
6 Greece 4.4 per 1,000 people 2001
7 Russia 4.25 per 1,000 people 2003
8 Italy 4.2 per 1,000 people 2004
9 Turkmenistan 4.18 per 1,000 people 2002
10 Georgia 4.09 per 1,000 people 2003
11 Lithuania 3.97 per 1,000 people 2003
12 Belgium 3.9 per 1,000 people 2002
13 Israel 3.82 per 1,000 people 2003
14 Andorra 3.7 per 1,000 people 2003
15 Uruguay 3.65 per 1,000 people 2002
16 Iceland 3.62 per 1,000 people 2004
17 Switzerland 3.6 per 1,000 people 2002
18 Armenia 3.59 per 1,000 people 2003
19 Bulgaria 3.56 per 1,000 people 2003
20 Azerbaijan 3.55 per 1,000 people 2003
21 Kazakhstan 3.54 per 1,000 people 2003
22 Czech Republic 3.5 per 1,000 people 2003
23 Austria 3.4 per 1,000 people 2003
24 Germany 3.4 per 1,000 people 2003
25 France 3.37 per 1,000 people 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.35 per 1,000 people 2003
26 Portugal 3.3 per 1,000 people 2003
27 Sweden 3.3 per 1,000 people 2002
28 North Korea 3.29 per 1,000 people 2003
29 Lebanon 3.25 per 1,000 people 2001
30 Hungary 3.2 per 1,000 people 2003
31 Spain 3.2 per 1,000 people 2003
32 Malta 3.18 per 1,000 people 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 3.18 per 1,000 people 2001
33 Estonia 3.16 per 1,000 people 2001
34 Netherlands 3.1 per 1,000 people 2003
35 Slovakia 3.1 per 1,000 people 2003
36 Norway 3.1 per 1,000 people 2003
Europe average (profile) 3.06 per 1,000 people 2000
European Union average (profile) 3.05 per 1,000 people 2001
37 Argentina 3.01 per 1,000 people 1998
38 Latvia 3.01 per 1,000 people 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 2.99 per 1,000 people 2001
39 Ukraine 2.95 per 1,000 people 2003
40 Denmark 2.9 per 1,000 people 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.86 per 1,000 people 2002
41 Ireland 2.79 per 1,000 people 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.79 per 1,000 people 2002
42 Uzbekistan 2.74 per 1,000 people 2003
43 Luxembourg 2.7 per 1,000 people 2003
44 Moldova 2.64 per 1,000 people 2003
45 Mongolia 2.63 per 1,000 people 2002
46 Finland 2.6 per 1,000 people 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.5 per 1,000 people 2001
47 Australia 2.5 per 1,000 people 2002
48 Poland 2.5 per 1,000 people 2003
49 Kyrgyzstan 2.5 per 1,000 people 2004
50 Croatia 2.4 per 1,000 people 2004
51 Cyprus 2.34 per 1,000 people 2002
52 United States 2.3 per 1,000 people 2002
53 Slovenia 2.25 per 1,000 people 2002
54 Qatar 2.22 per 1,000 people 2001
55 United Kingdom 2.2 per 1,000 people 2003
56 New Zealand 2.2 per 1,000 people 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.15 per 1,000 people 1995
57 Canada 2.1 per 1,000 people 2003
58 Serbia and Montenegro 2.06 per 1,000 people 2002
59 Brazil 2.06 per 1,000 people 2001
60 Tajikistan 2.03 per 1,000 people 2003
61 Jordan 2.03 per 1,000 people 2004
62 United Arab Emirates 2.02 per 1,000 people 2001
63 Japan 2 per 1,000 people 2002
64 New Caledonia 1.98 per 1,000 people 1999
65 Venezuela 1.94 per 1,000 people 2001
66 Cayman Islands 1.94 per 1,000 people 1997
67 Romania 1.9 per 1,000 people 2003
68 Dominican Republic 1.88 per 1,000 people 2000
69 Bermuda 1.77 per 1,000 people 1997
70 Puerto Rico 1.75 per 1,000 people 1995
71 French Polynesia 1.7 per 1,000 people 2000
72 Virgin Islands 1.64 per 1,000 people 1995
73 South Korea 1.6 per 1,000 people 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.59 per 1,000 people 1993
74 Macau 1.56 per 1,000 people 1987
75 Kuwait 1.53 per 1,000 people 2001
76 China 1.51 per 1,000 people 2005
77 Seychelles 1.51 per 1,000 people 2004
78 Panama 1.5 per 1,000 people 2000
79 Mexico 1.5 per 1,000 people 2003
80 Ecuador 1.48 per 1,000 people 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.48 per 1,000 people 1995
81 Netherlands Antilles 1.4 per 1,000 people 1995
82 Syria 1.4 per 1,000 people 2001
83 Singapore 1.4 per 1,000 people 2001
84 Saudi Arabia 1.37 per 1,000 people 2004
85 Colombia 1.35 per 1,000 people 2002
86 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.34 per 1,000 people 2003
87 Tunisia 1.34 per 1,000 people 2004
88 Costa Rica 1.32 per 1,000 people 2000
89 Hong Kong 1.32 per 1,000 people 1995
90 Oman 1.32 per 1,000 people 2004
91 Albania 1.31 per 1,000 people 2002
92 Turkey 1.3 per 1,000 people 2005
93 Libya 1.29 per 1,000 people 1997
94 El Salvador 1.24 per 1,000 people 2002
95 Bolivia 1.22 per 1,000 people 2001
96 Barbados 1.21 per 1,000 people 1999
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1.2 per 1,000 people 1995
97 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.19 per 1,000 people 1997
98 Peru 1.17 per 1,000 people 1999
99 Philippines 1.16 per 1,000 people 2002
100 Greenland 1.14 per 1,000 people 1980
101 Algeria 1.13 per 1,000 people 2002
102 Aruba 1.12 per 1,000 people 1995
103 Palau 1.11 per 1,000 people 1998
104 Paraguay 1.11 per 1,000 people 2002
105 Bahrain 1.09 per 1,000 people 2004
106 Chile 1.09 per 1,000 people 2003
107 Guam 1.08 per 1,000 people 1999
108 Mauritius 1.06 per 1,000 people 2004
109 Belize 1.05 per 1,000 people 2000
110 The Bahamas 1.05 per 1,000 people 1998
111 Brunei 1.01 per 1,000 people 2000
112 Maldives 0.92 per 1,000 people 2004
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.906 per 1,000 people 1990
113 Guatemala 0.9 per 1,000 people 1999
114 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.87 per 1,000 people 1997
115 Jamaica 0.85 per 1,000 people 2003
116 Trinidad and Tobago 0.79 per 1,000 people 1997
117 American Samoa 0.78 per 1,000 people 1999
118 South Africa 0.77 per 1,000 people 2004
119 Pakistan 0.74 per 1,000 people 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 0.719 per 1,000 people 1970
120 Malaysia 0.7 per 1,000 people 2000
121 Samoa 0.7 per 1,000 people 1999
122 Iraq 0.66 per 1,000 people 2004
123 India 0.6 per 1,000 people 2004
124 Federated States of Micronesia 0.6 per 1,000 people 2000
125 Laos 0.59 per 1,000 people 1996
126 Honduras 0.57 per 1,000 people 2000
127 Sri Lanka 0.55 per 1,000 people 2004
128 Egypt 0.54 per 1,000 people 2003
129 Vietnam 0.53 per 1,000 people 2001
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.513 per 1,000 people 1970
130 Morocco 0.51 per 1,000 people 2004
131 Dominica 0.5 per 1,000 people 1997
132 Grenada 0.5 per 1,000 people 1997
133 Sao Tome and Principe 0.49 per 1,000 people 2004
134 Cape Verde 0.49 per 1,000 people 2004
135 Guyana 0.48 per 1,000 people 2000
136 Marshall Islands 0.47 per 1,000 people 2000
137 Suriname 0.45 per 1,000 people 2000
138 Iran 0.45 per 1,000 people 2004
139 Northern Mariana Islands 0.44 per 1,000 people 1999
South Asia average (profile) 0.412 per 1,000 people 2004
140 Botswana 0.4 per 1,000 people 2004
141 Thailand 0.37 per 1,000 people 2000
142 Nicaragua 0.37 per 1,000 people 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.367 per 1,000 people 1970
143 Burma 0.36 per 1,000 people 2004
144 Fiji 0.34 per 1,000 people 1999
145 Tonga 0.34 per 1,000 people 2001
146 Yemen 0.33 per 1,000 people 2004
147 Equatorial Guinea 0.3 per 1,000 people 2004
148 Kiribati 0.3 per 1,000 people 1998
149 Namibia 0.3 per 1,000 people 2004
150 Madagascar 0.29 per 1,000 people 2004
151 Gabon 0.29 per 1,000 people 2004
152 Nigeria 0.28 per 1,000 people 2003
153 Bangladesh 0.26 per 1,000 people 2004
154 Haiti 0.25 per 1,000 people 1998
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.237 per 1,000 people 1970
155 Sudan 0.22 per 1,000 people 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.214 per 1,000 people 2004
156 Nepal 0.21 per 1,000 people 2004
157 Congo, Republic of the 0.2 per 1,000 people 2004
158 Cameroon 0.19 per 1,000 people 2004
159 Afghanistan 0.19 per 1,000 people 2001
160 Djibouti 0.18 per 1,000 people 2004
161 Antigua and Barbuda 0.17 per 1,000 people 1999
162 Swaziland 0.16 per 1,000 people 2004
163 Zimbabwe 0.16 per 1,000 people 2004
164 Cambodia 0.16 per 1,000 people 2000
165 Ghana 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004
166 Comoros 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004
167 Kenya 0.14 per 1,000 people 2004
168 Indonesia 0.13 per 1,000 people 2003
169 Solomon Islands 0.13 per 1,000 people 1999
170 Cote d'Ivoire 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
171 Guinea-Bissau 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
172 Zambia 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
173 Vanuatu 0.11 per 1,000 people 1997
174 Guinea 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
175 Mauritania 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
176 The Gambia 0.11 per 1,000 people 2003
177 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.107 per 1,000 people 1970
178 East Timor 0.1 per 1,000 people 2004
failed states average (profile) 0.0827 per 1,000 people 1970
179 Central African Republic 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
180 Mali 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
181 Angola 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
182 Uganda 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
183 Burkina Faso 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
184 Senegal 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
185 Rwanda 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
186 Papua New Guinea 0.05 per 1,000 people 2000
187 Lesotho 0.05 per 1,000 people 2003
188 Eritrea 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
189 Bhutan 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
190 Somalia 0.04 per 1,000 people 1997
191 Benin 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
192 Togo 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
193 Chad 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
194 Ethiopia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2003
195 Liberia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
196 Sierra Leone 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
197 Mozambique 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
198 Niger 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
199 Burundi 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
200 Tanzania 0.02 per 1,000 people 2002
201 Malawi 0.02 per 1,000 people 2004

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