Human Development Data for the Arab States

Hospital beds (per 1,000 people)

Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.

Source: World Health Organization, OECD, supplemented by country data.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria .. 2.5 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Bahrain 3.3 .. .. 2.8 2.7 2 1.9 ..
Comoros .. 2.8 .. .. 2.2 .. .. ..
Djibouti .. 2.5 1.6 .. .. .. .. ..
Egypt 2 2.1 .. 2.2 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.7
Iraq 2 1.7 .. 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
Jordan 1.3 1.8 .. 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8
Kuwait 4.1 .. .. 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 ..
Lebanon .. 1.7 2.9 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5
Libya .. 4.2 .. 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7
Mauritania .. 0.7 .. .. 0.4 .. .. ..
Morocco .. 1.3 .. 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Oman 1.6 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2 1.9 ..
Qatar .. .. .. 2.4 2.5 2 1.4 ..
Saudi Arabia .. 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 ..
Somalia .. 0.8 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan 0.9 1.1 .. 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 ..
Syrian Arab Republic 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5
Tunisia 2.1 1.9 .. 1.9 1.9 1.8 2 2.1
United Arab Emirates 2.9 2.6 .. 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 ..
Yemen .. 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Arab States .. 1.8 .. .. 1.5 1.5 .. ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.7 3.4 4
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 10.8 8 7.2 7.4 .. .. ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. 2.5 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. 0.7 .. .. .. .. .. ..
OECD Members 7.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.5 ..
South Asia 0.7 0.7 .. 0.9 .. .. .. ..
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. 1.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
World 3.6 3.6 .. 3 .. .. .. ..


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