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Table 3 Geographical supply of nurses and midwives (practicing) between highest and lowest density regions and national average, 2005–2015 (or nearest) (per 100,000 population)

From: Time trends in the regional distribution of physicians, nurses and midwives in Europe

Country / region highest/lowest region 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 PD (per sq. km), 2015 PCchange (2005–2015, or nearest) CAGR (2005–2015 or nearest)
Bulgaria 452,93 460,83 472,41 475,81 473,51 473,70 474,65 483,86 491,82 486,99 483,02 66,2 6,64 0,59
North-West 459,25 464,81 481,08 486,64 487,26 494,99 486,10 490,34 496,49 501,01 498,28 42,5 11,00 0,74
North-East 420,27 436,75 446,00 452,38 454,31 446,69 442,57 434,92 435,57 426,26 425,67 65,5 1,28 0,12
Croatia 532,83 541,50 553,06 573,76 561,99 581,89 595,04 605,94 620,83 616,99 622,86 74,4 16,90 1,43
Cont. Croatia       599,14 615,03 627,26 645,28 641,92 652,73 88,1 8,94 1,44
Adriatic Croatia       546,76 554,40 562,67 571,35 566,71 562,84 56,6 2,94 0,48
Czechia 853,51 848,66 844,65 838,45 850,96 851,91 846,10 848,29 841,00 834,01 841,49 136,6 −1,41 −0,13
Praha 1.339,12 1.331,16 1.334,91 1.320,76 1.342,13 1.331,29 1.309,12 1.316,97 1.311,98 1.292,98 1.291,57 2604,7 −3,55 −0,33
Central Bohemia 641,15 638,19 619,49 610,54 619,28 607,81 602,75 603,85 600,20 593,74 596,02 122,3 −7,04 −0,66
Denmark 1.463,40 1.473,77 1.454,96 1.517,45 1.588,82 1.611,90 1.630,28 1.661,63 1.683,74 1.702,46   132,4 16,34 1,52
North Jutland n/a n/a 1.548,70 1.657,30 1.756,68 1.818,78 1.862,35 1.878,36 1.863,90 1.867,51   74,1 20,59 2,37
Capital region n/a n/a 1.412,73 1.450,92 1.528,41 1.533,23 1.549,10 1.587,68 1.614,49 1.619,55   695,1 14,64 1,72
Hungary 614,58 639,32 610,87 631,94 638,35 639,09 638,42 649,75 659,65 658,35 664,09 107,9 8,06 0,71
South Transdanubia   714,31 658,79 677,65 715,95 680,62 686,28 784,32 750,11 704,25 726,41 65,8 1,69 0,17
Central Transdanubia   529,16 552,46 574,19 580,89 572,25 583,67 590,26 593,78 604,05 622,28 99,4 17,60 1,63
Poland 564,19 564,40 575,30 577,49 584,74 587,19 587,35 620,04 587,33 582,90 578,75 123,6 2,58 0,23
Lubelskie 623,58 585,06 603,37 612,42 612,51 654,52 634,49 694,47 675,08 649,70 672,39 85,1 7,83 0,69
Wielkopolskie 498,57 495,22 482,16 485,61 457,94 488,07 470,28 521,22 475,14 476,95 450,09 117,0 −9,72 −0,93
Slovenia 750,62 763,43 778,98 792,01 806,99 823,55 838,54 822,01 837,74 862,76 885,71 102,4 18,00 1,52
West Slovenia     866,00 878,74 887,84 902,10 875,95 883,30 924,11 934,62 124,3 7,92 0,96
East Slovenia     729,14 745,43 768,00 783,36 774,91 797,66 808,50 842,28 88,6 15,52 1,82
Sweden 1.145,25 1.160,76 1.171,57 1.175,26 1.175,75 1.183,61 1.185,64 1.189,41 1.190,93 1.188,49   24,1 3,78 0,37
Upper Norrland 1.260,83 1.290,27 1.309,08 1.325,61 1.326,04 1.331,02 1.342,77 1.346,23 1.348,63 1.344,61   3,4 6,64 0,65
Stockholm 1.051,07 1.060,96 1.070,27 1.074,09 1.074,13 1.078,08 1.075,35 1.072,42 1.070,15 1.070,65   339,4 1,86 0,18
Average 797,16 806,58 807,73 822,77 835,14 844,11 849,61 860,12 864,13 866,62 679,32   8,71 0.844
  1. Notes: PD population density, PC Percentage change, CAGR Compound Average Growth Rate
  2. Work status of nurses and midwives: practicing, except for France (nurses), Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey with data on prof. Active. Deviation from definition: Austria (data refer only to nurses and midwives employed in hospitals), Portugal (nurses who hold a post / job under which nursing education is not required are not excluded. Difference in methodology: Czech Republic (double counting for nurses and midwives working in more than one establishment), Netherlands (until 2008 estimates derived from all registered economically active nurses, from 2014 data refer to nurses and midwives who are licensed to practice, requiring that they have been practicing in the past five years). Reference period: Data at 31st of December, except for the Netherlands (from 2014, last Friday before Christmas), Sweden (1st of November), Norway (3rd week of November), Turkey (no reference period given)
  3. Source: [30]
  4. 2014 is used for the averge as no data is availabe for Denmark and Sweden for 2015. The average for 2015 is much lower (679.32) given that Denmark and Sweden have the highest per capita ratios of nurses and midwives.