Gender distribution by country
ALGERIA
Midwives Nurses Physicians Radiographers
Male 0 35502 16604 1689      
Female 7572 26675 18764 992
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
AUSTRIA
Physicians
Male 17734            
Female 9679
Year 2003            
BAHRAIN
Midwives Nurses Physicians
Male 9 513 460        
Female 551 2476 343
Year 2004 2004 2004        
BANGLADESH
Dentists Midwives Nurses Physicians
Male 1305 4110 1627 29249      
Female 643 22350 18707 9236
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
BENIN
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 6 44 2140 7 246 65  
Female 5 780 2825 4 65 11
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
BHUTAN
Dentists Medical Assistants Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 6 13 11 5 88    
Female 4 4 319 3 30
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
BOLIVIA
Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 294 12 2980 420 7367    
Female 285 84 15015 2173 2962
Year 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001    
BRAZIL
Dentists Physicians
Male 75286 126932          
Female 78126 71221
Year 2000 2000          
BURKINA FASO
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 52 688 96 3522 94 574 80
Female 6 253 2193 746 133 134 2
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
BURUNDI
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 13 384 0 555 61 120  
Female 1 558 11 782 12 80
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
CAMEROON
Dentists Midwives Nurses Physicians
Male 76 0 9109 2681      
Female 71 45 16888 443
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
CANADA
Physicians
Male 44514            
Female 22069
Year 2003            
CAPE VERDE
Dentists Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 2 126 0 112 6    
Female 4 284 9 119 14
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 2 277 0 703 13 291 9
Female 4 70 705 205 4 40 0
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
CHAD
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 7 110 33 1681 24 296 11
Female 0 35 320 465 7 49 0
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
COMOROS
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 11 0 162 12 106 4  
Female 6 107 319 3 9 0
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
CONGO
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 9 622 2 1284 77 606 9
Female 1 333 456 1930 18 150 0
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
COSTA RICA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 720 538 8 643 391 3387  
Female 747 457 14 2988 753 1817
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000  
COTE D'IVOIRE
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 212 10 0 6347 519 1562 227
Female 127 15 2407 1426 269 519 5
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
CZECH REPUBLIC
Physicians
Male 17339            
Female 18621
Year 2003            
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 11516 900 4370 190      
Female 17273 300 1457 0
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
DENMARK
Physicians
Male 9170            
Female 6483
Year 2002            
DJIBOUTI
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 9 0 147 13 126    
Female 1 111 38 5 3
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
EGYPT
Dentists Midwives Nurses Physicians
Male 4916 0 8092 24630      
Female 3277 1777 136892 13855
Year 2004 2004 2004 2003      
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 5 140 9 109      
Female 48 78 3 44
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
ERITREA
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 2 32 983 17 181 46  
Female 14 108 1382 0 34 2
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
ESTONIA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 0 40 0 0 0 2397  
Female 909 113 469 11618 274 3721
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000  
ETHIOPIA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 48 4676 426 563 1718 269  
Female 12 2635 848 147 218 31
Year 2003 2004 2003 2003 2004 2004  
FRANCE
Physicians
Male 126772            
Female 76715
Year 2004            
GABON
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 14 0 1640 16 330 29  
Female 0 503 4635 17 65 2
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
GERMANY
Physicians
Male 174727            
Female 103158
Year 2003            
GHANA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Physicians Radiographers
Male 67 742 0 1877 2526 17  
Female 37 45 3910 13920 714 1
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
GREECE
Physicians
Male 31344            
Female 16600
Year 2001            
GUINEA
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 11 0 1946 228 479 6  
Female 11 347 2115 247 508 6
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
GUINEA BISSAU
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 2 0 404 9 129 14  
Female 1 160 508 4 59 1
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
HONDURAS
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 519 476 11 959 119 2350  
Female 622 576 184 7374 232 1326
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000  
HUNGARY
Physicians
Male 16276            
Female 16601
Year 2003            
ICELAND
Physicians
Male 789            
Female 267
Year 2004            
INDIA
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists
Male 10863 24195 30551 161437      
Female 348 20396 84981 6186
Year 1991 1991 1991 1991      
IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)
Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses
Male 252 4644 46469        
Female 115 8443 36706
Year 2004 2004 2004        
IRAQ
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 4690 10005 0 21381 3908 11026  
Female 5562 799 1701 10923 3535 5996
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
IRELAND
Physicians
Male 7064            
Female 4077
Year 2004            
ITALY
Physicians
Male 156000            
Female 85000
Year 2004            
JAPAN
Physicians
Male 212744            
Female 39145
Year 2002            
JORDAN
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 3178 0 8264 4328 9724    
Female 795 1669 8263 2542 1674
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
KENYA
Dentists Medical Assistants Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 560 2996 8901 1241 3380 700  
Female 186 1614 28212 532 1126 300
Year 2002 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
LIBERIA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 3 465 33 29 86 15  
Female 0 75 413 0 17 2
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
MADAGASCAR
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 127 0 2098 84 3139 39  
Female 283 2076 1487 91 2062 0
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
MALAWI
Medical Assistants Nurses Physicians Radiographers
Male 623 1788 195 21      
Female 84 5476 71 9
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
MALDIVES
Dentists Nurses Physicians
Male 5 11 233        
Female 5 875 69
Year 2004 2004 2004        
MAURITANIA
Dentists Midwives Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 44 0 55 281 23    
Female 3 235 7 32 1
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
MAURITIUS
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 114 0 1770 161 1022 104  
Female 53 166 2668 125 281 15
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
MEXICO
Medical Assistants Nurses Physicians
Male 30412 5321 133210        
Female 186814 83357 62687
Year 2000 2000 2000        
MONGOLIA
Dentists Medical Assistants Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 52 358 164 71 1529    
Female 263 2953 8050 830 5203
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000    
MOROCCO
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists
Male 1669 174 0 9798 4255    
Female 1422 182 2078 12452 2957
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
MOZAMBIQUE
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 7 832 0 2376 10 267 115
Female 9 350 2236 1571 4 247 54
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
MYANMAR
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 1001 0 176 16 14339    
Female 328 39442 9723 111 3452
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
NAMIBIA
Radiographers
Male 122            
Female 199
Year 2004            
NETHERLANDS
Physicians
Male 32155            
Female 18699
Year 2003            
NIGER
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Radiographers
Male 11 4 0 1310 10 24  
Female 4 0 397 1111 10 4
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
NIGERIA
Dentists Physicians Radiographers
Male 1539 27881 426        
Female 943 7042 264
Year 2003 2004 2004        
OMAN
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 254 10 0 1552 356 2425  
Female 162 0 16 8721 342 1446
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
PAKISTAN
Dentists Midwives Pharmacists Physicians
Male 3742 233 5671 75262      
Female 2710 23085 2431 41036
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
PANAMA
Dentists Medical Assistants Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 516 25 913 297 2935    
Female 656 29 7245 610 1496
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000    
PORTUGAL
Physicians
Male 18488            
Female 15952
Year 2003            
RWANDA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 7 68 0 1423 80 379 11
Female 2 7 77 2147 32 53 2
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 1 0 83 0 50 7  
Female 2 52 173 2 31 0
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
SEYCHELLES
Dentists Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 17 30 2 94 8    
Female 23 604 3 27 5
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
SIERRA LEONE
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists
Male 5 0 186 83      
Female 0 1299 1025 1
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
SOUTH AFRICA
Radiographers
Male 140            
Female 185
Year 2004            
SPAIN
Physicians
Male 75200            
Female 60100
Year 2003            
SUDAN
Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists
Male 3440 0 3531 574      
Female 3306 13840 14125 762
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004      
SWAZILAND
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 9 224 386 24 128 12  
Female 8 2014 4204 22 43 18
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004  
SWEDEN
Physicians
Male 17280            
Female 11842
Year 2003            
SWITZERLAND
Physicians
Male 17975            
Female 7946
Year 2002            
THAILAND
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 2680 1028 133 23203 3986 14056  
Female 4286 1624 739 148402 6368 8379
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000  
TIMOR-LESTE
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Pharmacists Physicians
Male 2 4 0 1 66    
Female 0 0 328 0 13
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004    
TUNISIA
Midwives
Male 0            
Female 2883
Year 2004            
UGANDA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 97 1903 541 1467 176 1853 153
Female 20 569 3623 13338 39 356 11
Year 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
UNITED KINGDOM
Dentists Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 18550 0 65382 14046 87262    
Female 7616 36399 638950 15680 46379
Year 1997 1997 1997 1997 1997    
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
Dentists Medical Assistants Midwives Nurses Pharmacists Physicians Radiographers
Male 35 12625 0 1639 76 674 160
Female 112 16948 2563 9090 35 148 33
Year 2002 2004 2002 2004 2002 2004 2004
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dentists Medical Assistants Nurses Pharmacists Physicians
Male 115503 25224 172179 131833 525662    
Female 18742 29535 2497424 117809 205139
Year 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000    
YEMEN
Medical Assistants
Male 3008            
Female 334
Year 2004            
ZAMBIA
Dentists Medical Assistants Radiographers
Male 168 1761 177        
Female 101 361 75
Year 2004 2004 2004