Brazil: Nurses per 1,000 people

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 Brazil

Nurses per 1,000 people

 Latest value 1.55
 Year 2021
 Measure nurses per 1,000 people
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 1.52
 Min - Max 0.25 - 3.79
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Brazil during that period was 1.52 nurses per 1,000 people with a minimum of 0.25 nurses per 1,000 people in 1991 and a maximum of 3.79 nurses per 1,000 people in 2000. The latest value from 2021 is 1.55 nurses per 1,000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 7 countries is 9.64 nurses per 1,000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Brazil - Nurses per 1,000 people - Recent values chart

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Brazil - Nurses per 1,000 people - historical chart - 1990-2021




Definition: Number of professional and associate professional nurses per 1,000 residents of the country.


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