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Midwives per 1,000 live births, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 17 countries was 35.25 midwives per 1,000 live births.The highest value was in Iceland: 64.69 midwives per 1,000 live births and the lowest value was in Slovenia: 14.12 midwives per 1,000 live births. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: midwives per 1,000 live births; Source: OECD
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Countries Midwives per 1,000 live births, 2019 Global rank Available data
Iceland 64.69 1 1980 - 2019
Norway 54.24 2 2002 - 2019
New Zealand 46.93 3 2006 - 2019
UK 45.15 4 2000 - 2019
Italy 41.07 5 2013 - 2019
Czechia 36.93 6 1980 - 2019
Greece 34.07 7 1980 - 2019
Estonia 34.04 8 1980 - 2019
Switzerland 33.41 9 1980 - 2019
Lithuania 32.64 10 1991 - 2019
Germany 32.13 11 2000 - 2019
France 30.69 12 2011 - 2019
Austria 28.85 13 1980 - 2019
Hungary 24.66 14 1980 - 2019
Netherlands 24.27 15 1980 - 2019
Latvia 21.4 16 1985 - 2019
Slovenia 14.12 17 2003 - 2019


Definition: The number of practicing midwives per 1,000 live births.
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