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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
=23 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
=26 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
=30 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
=34 Slovakia 3.1 per 1,000 people 2003
=34 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
=37 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
=47 Poland 2.5 per 1,000 people 2003
=47 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
=55 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
=58 Brazil 2.06 per 1,000 people 2001
=60 Tajikistan 2.03 per 1,000 people 2003
=60 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
=65 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
=76 Seychelles 1.51 per 1,000 people 2004
=78 Panama 1.5 per 1,000 people 2000
=78 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
=81 Syria 1.4 per 1,000 people 2001
=81 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
=86 Tunisia 1.34 per 1,000 people 2004
=88 Costa Rica 1.32 per 1,000 people 2000
=88 Hong Kong 1.32 per 1,000 people 1995
=88 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
=103 Paraguay 1.11 per 1,000 people 2002
=105 Bahrain 1.09 per 1,000 people 2004
=105 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
=109 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
=120 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
=123 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
=131 Grenada 0.5 per 1,000 people 1997
=133 Sao Tome and Principe 0.49 per 1,000 people 2004
=133 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
=137 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
=141 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
=144 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
=147 Kiribati 0.3 per 1,000 people 1998
=147 Namibia 0.3 per 1,000 people 2004
=150 Madagascar 0.29 per 1,000 people 2004
=150 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
=158 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
=162 Zimbabwe 0.16 per 1,000 people 2004
=162 Cambodia 0.16 per 1,000 people 2000
=165 Ghana 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004
=165 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
=168 Solomon Islands 0.13 per 1,000 people 1999
=170 Cote d'Ivoire 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
=170 Guinea-Bissau 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
=170 Zambia 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
=173 Vanuatu 0.11 per 1,000 people 1997
=173 Guinea 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
=173 Mauritania 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
=173 The Gambia 0.11 per 1,000 people 2003
=173 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
=179 Mali 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
=179 Angola 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
=179 Uganda 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
=183 Burkina Faso 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
=183 Senegal 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
=185 Rwanda 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
=185 Papua New Guinea 0.05 per 1,000 people 2000
=185 Lesotho 0.05 per 1,000 people 2003
=185 Eritrea 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
=185 Bhutan 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
=190 Somalia 0.04 per 1,000 people 1997
=190 Benin 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
=190 Togo 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
=190 Chad 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
=194 Ethiopia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2003
=194 Liberia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=194 Sierra Leone 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=194 Mozambique 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=194 Niger 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=194 Burundi 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=200 Tanzania 0.02 per 1,000 people 2002
=200 Malawi 0.02 per 1,000 people 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Physicians/Per-1,000-people

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

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Interesting observations about Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people

32 of the top 41 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are European.
28 of the top 49 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are Cold countries'.
Cuba has ranked in the top 2 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 1995.
Belarus has ranked in the top 3 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 1996.
Italy has ranked in the top 3 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 2001.
18 of the top 40 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are NATO.
Azerbaijan ranked first for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Non-religious countries in 2003.
Russia ranked first for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
Georgia has ranked in the top 4 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 2000.
Turkey ranked last for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Potential Future EU Members in 2005.

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