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Midwives per 1,000 live births, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 16 countries was 36.45 midwives per 1,000 live births. The highest value was in Iceland: 58.29 midwives per 1,000 live births and the lowest value was in Slovenia: 16.41 midwives per 1,000 live births. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. 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, 2020 Global rank Available data
Iceland 58.29 1 1980 - 2020
Norway 56.02 2 2002 - 2020
New Zealand 49.59 3 2006 - 2020
UK 48.07 4 2000 - 2020
Italy 42.58 5 2013 - 2020
Czechia 38.55 6 1980 - 2020
Estonia 36.57 7 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 34.8 8 1991 - 2020
Switzerland 34.15 9 1980 - 2020
Germany 33.63 10 2000 - 2020
France 31.94 11 2011 - 2020
Austria 29.89 12 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 25.74 13 1980 - 2020
Hungary 24.33 14 1980 - 2020
Latvia 22.56 15 1985 - 2020
Slovenia 16.41 16 2003 - 2020



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