Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

 
Central Intelligence Agency
The Work of a Nation. The Center of Intelligence
World Factbook Title
navigation arrows
View Text Low Bandwidth Version Download Publication
Field Listing :: Physicians density
This entry gives the number of medical doctors (physicians), including generalist and specialist medical practitioners, per 1,000 of the population. Medical doctors are defined as doctors that study, diagnose, treat, and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of modern medicine. They also plan, supervise, and evaluate care and treatment plans by other health care providers. WHO estimates that fewer than 23 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 10,000 would be insufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.
Country Comparison to the World
Country
Physicians density(physicians/1,000 population)
Afghanistan 0.21 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Albania 1.146 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Algeria 1.207 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Andorra 3.716 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Angola 0.08 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Antigua and Barbuda 0.17 physicians/1,000 population (1999)
Argentina 3.155 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Armenia 3.697 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Australia 2.991 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Austria 4.749 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Azerbaijan 3.794 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Bahamas, The 1.05 physicians/1,000 population (1998)
Bahrain 1.442 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Bangladesh 0.295 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Barbados 1.811 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Belarus 4.869 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Belgium 2.987 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Belize 0.828 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Benin 0.059 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Bhutan 0.023 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Bolivia 1.22 physicians/1,000 population (2001)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.4179 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Botswana 0.336 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Brazil 1.72 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Brunei 1.417 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Bulgaria 3.635 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Burkina Faso 0.064 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Burma 0.457 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Burundi 0.03 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Cambodia 0.227 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Cameroon 0.19 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Canada 1.9132 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Cape Verde 0.572 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Central African Republic 0.08 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Chad 0.04 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Chile 1.09 physicians/1,000 population (2003)
China 1.415 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Colombia 1.35 physicians/1,000 population (2002)
Comoros 0.15 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 0.11 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Congo, Republic of the 0.095 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Cook Islands 1.1764 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Costa Rica 1.32 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Cote d'Ivoire 0.144 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Croatia 2.59 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Cuba 6.399 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Cyprus 2.3 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Czech Republic 3.625 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Denmark 3.419 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Djibouti 0.229 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Dominica 0.5 physicians/1,000 population (1997)
Dominican Republic 1.88 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Ecuador 1.48 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Egypt 2.83 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
El Salvador 1.596 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Equatorial Guinea 0.3 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Eritrea 0.05 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Estonia 3.409 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Ethiopia 0.022 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Fiji 0.4529 physicians/1,000 population (2003)
Finland 2.735 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
France 3.497 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Gabon 0.29 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Gambia, The 0.038 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Georgia 4.538 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Germany 3.531 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Ghana 0.085 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Greece 6.043 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Grenada 0.9756 physicians/1,000 population (1998)
Guatemala 0.9 physicians/1,000 population (1999)
Guinea 0.1 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Guinea-Bissau 0.045 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Guyana 0.48 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Haiti 0.25 physicians/1,000 population (1998)
Honduras 0.57 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Hungary 3.097 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Iceland 3.934 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
India 0.599 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Indonesia 0.288 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Iran 0.89 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Iraq 0.69 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Ireland 3.187 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Israel 3.633 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Italy 4.242 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Jamaica 0.85 physicians/1,000 population (2003)
Japan 2.063 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Jordan 2.45 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Kazakhstan 3.877 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Kenya 0.14 physicians/1,000 population (2002)
Kiribati 0.297 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Korea, North 3.29 physicians/1,000 population (2003)
Korea, South 1.967 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Kuwait 1.793 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Kyrgyzstan 2.301 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Laos 0.272 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Latvia 2.988 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Lebanon 3.54 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Lesotho 0.05 physicians/1,000 population (2003)
Liberia 0.014 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Libya 1.9 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Lithuania 3.664 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Luxembourg 2.862 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Macedonia 2.5463 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Madagascar 0.161 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Malawi 0.019 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Malaysia 0.941 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Maldives 1.595 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Mali 0.049 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Malta 3.073 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Marshall Islands 0.559 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Mauritania 0.13 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Mauritius 1.06 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Mexico 2.893 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Micronesia, Federated States of 0.564 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Moldova 2.668 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Monaco 5.81 physicians/1,000 population (1995)
Mongolia 2.763 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Morocco 0.62 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Mozambique 0.027 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Namibia 0.374 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Nauru 0.714 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Nepal 0.21 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Netherlands 3.921 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
New Zealand 2.384 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Nicaragua 0.37 physicians/1,000 population (2003)
Niger 0.019 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Nigeria 0.395 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Niue 4 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Norway 4.076 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Oman 1.901 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Pakistan 0.813 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Palau 1.3 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Panama 1.5 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Papua New Guinea 0.053 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Paraguay 1.11 physicians/1,000 population (2002)
Peru 0.92 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Philippines 1.153 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Poland 2.144 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Portugal 3.755 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Qatar 2.757 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Romania 1.9166 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Russia 4.3089 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Rwanda 0.024 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.0952 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Saint Lucia 0.473 physicians/1,000 population (2002)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.7542 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Samoa 0.27 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
San Marino 47.35 physicians/1,000 population (1990)
Sao Tome and Principe 0.49 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Saudi Arabia 0.939 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Senegal 0.059 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Serbia 2.035 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Seychelles 1.51 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Sierra Leone 0.016 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Singapore 1.833 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Slovakia 3 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Slovenia 2.473 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Solomon Islands 0.186 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Somalia 0.035 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
South Africa 0.77 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Spain 3.705 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Sri Lanka 0.492 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Sudan 0.28 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Suriname 0.45 physicians/1,000 population (2000)
Swaziland 0.16 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Sweden 3.583 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Switzerland 4.07 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Syria 1.5 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Tajikistan 2.0128 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Tanzania 0.008 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Thailand 0.298 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Timor-Leste 0.1 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Togo 0.053 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Tonga 0.2912 physicians/1,000 population (2002)
Trinidad and Tobago 1.175 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Tunisia 1.19 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Turkey 1.451 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Turkmenistan 2.438 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Tuvalu 0.636 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Uganda 0.117 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Ukraine 3.1254 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
United Arab Emirates 1.93 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
United Kingdom 2.739 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
United States 2.672 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Uruguay 3.736 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Uzbekistan 2.617 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Vanuatu 0.116 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Venezuela 1.94 physicians/1,000 population (2001)
Vietnam 1.224 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Yemen 0.3 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Zambia 0.055 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Zimbabwe 0.16 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Back to Top
  The online Factbook is updated weekly. ISSN 1553-8133
For additional information on government leaders in selected foreign countries, go to World Leaders.