Indicator full name: Number of midwives (full time equivalent)
Unit: number of professionals
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2009
Last updated: 28 September 2016
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E992779.T
A midwife is a person who has completed a midwifery educational programme duly recognized in the country in which it is located and who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery.Only active, practising midwives are included.
The number of working hours per week varies between countries, but normally should not be less than 35 hours.
The number of FTE should be calculated by adding the full and appropriate proportion of part-time occupied posts._
*Until 2003 included womens nurses,. Since 2004 midwives. Until 1999 health establishments operated
by other central organs not included. * Since 2000 data cover total health services.
Register covering public sector. The data on nurses and midwives working private sector is available
for all census years (1995 and 2000). The remaining years have been estimated by using the public -
private distribution for these years. Eurostat recommendations on nurse statistics (ISCO codes 32311
and 3232)were followed. Public health nurses and head nurses are not included.
private hospitals, primary health care and other health facilities including self-employed has been
used. Excluded are midwives working in administrative, research and industry positions and students
who have not yet graduated. The number of FTE is calculated by adding the full and appropriate
proportion of part-time occupied employees.
Source: Federal Statistical Office, Health Care Personnel
the structure of health employment has been changed for some professions, including midwives
2. Data excludes Scotland.