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Midwives per 1,000 live births, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 15 countries was 35.57 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
UK 48.07 3 2000 - 2020
Italy 42.58 4 2013 - 2020
Czechia 38.55 5 1980 - 2020
Estonia 36.57 6 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 34.8 7 1991 - 2020
Switzerland 34.15 8 1980 - 2020
Germany 33.63 9 2000 - 2020
France 31.94 10 2011 - 2020
Austria 29.89 11 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 25.74 12 1980 - 2020
Hungary 24.33 13 1980 - 2020
Latvia 22.56 14 1985 - 2020
Slovenia 16.41 15 2003 - 2020



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

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