EUROPEAN HEALTH INFORMATION GATEWAY
  • Number of midwives (full time equivalent) (Line chart)
  • Number of midwives (full time equivalent) (Bar chart)
Data set notes
European Health for All database (WHO)

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
Number of midwives (FTE)
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._
Country notes
Croatia
Midwives with junior college/secondary school or lower qualifications are covered by the 1980-95
data.
Czechia
Source: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of CR (IHIS CR). Survey on health personnel.
*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.
Estonia
See indicator 992771.
Finland
From 1990 information on the number of nurses and midwives has been received from Muncipal Personnel
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.
Germany
For calculation the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) midwives actively practising in public or
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
Hungary
Source: Yearbook of Health Statistics of Central Statistical Office.
Lithuania
LHIC, annual report data.
Republic of Moldova
Due to reforms in the health care system and changes in the structure of health service provision,
the structure of health employment has been changed for some professions, including midwives
Slovakia
See definition for indicator 275209.
United Kingdom
1. Data include all registered midwives working in the NHS as at 30th Sept and exclude bank staff.
2. Data excludes Scotland.