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Cyprus has 3rd higher number of dentists per capita in EU (table)

Cyprus has the third highest number of dentists as a proportion of the population in the EU.

Eurostat figures show that in 2016, over 360,000 dentists, 450,000 pharmacists and 550,000 physiotherapists worked in the EU.

There were large variations in the share of dentists per 100,000 inhabitants among the Member States: Greece recorded the highest share (123 dentists licensed to practice), followed by Bulgaria and Cyprus (112 and 104 practising dentists respectively).

The lowest proportions were found in Poland and Malta (33 and 47 practising dentists respectively) and Slovakia (50 professionally active dentists).

Malta (133) recorded the highest share of practising pharmacists per 100,000 inhabitants in the EU, followed by Belgium (122), Spain (121) and Italy (116). The Netherlands (21) and Denmark (51 in 2015) recorded the lowest shares.

Cyprus was ranked 10th though Eurostat noted that there was a significant increase in the number of practising pharmacists in Cyprus between 2011 and 2016 (from 24 to 90 per 100,000 inhabitants)

For practising physiotherapists, the largest shares in the EU were observed in Germany (225 per 100,000 inhabitants), Finland (207 in 2014), Luxembourg (198), Belgium and the Netherlands (both 189), and the lowest in Romania (7), Portugal (13) and Bulgaria (23).

Cyprus was ranked 13th with 94.1 per 100,000 inhabitant.

To read more interesting facts and discover what is behind these figures, please see the Statistics Explained article on Healthcare personnel statistics – dentists, pharmacists and physiotherapists.

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