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Public health and Covid-19 in Antigua and Barbuda

Healthcare in Antigua and Barbuda

Healthcare in Antigua and Barbuda is rather above average in a worldwide comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment, this age in Antigua and Barbuda is 76.1 years for men and 81.3 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 6.3 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

A total of 760.26 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 4.4 percent of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,115.01 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda

Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 5th, 2023, a total of 9,106 infected people and 146 deaths have been reported in Antigua and Barbuda.

The total of 9,106 infected people currently represents 9.3 percent of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 136,512 vaccine doses have been administered as of January 27th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 64,290 people who have received at least one vaccination (65.7 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 9,838 people (10.1 percent).

62,384 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Antigua and Barbuda (= 63.7 percent).
This means that Antigua and Barbuda are only in the middle of the field in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 106 countries.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height178 cm165 cm
BMI25.727.8
Weight81.6 kg75.9 kg

Diseases

Antigua and BarbudaØ worldwide
Diabetes *13.10%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.05‰1.34‰

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.


Child vaccinations

Antigua and BarbudaØ worldwide
Measles85.0%81.7%
Hepatitis B0.09%0.08%
DTP *9.20%8.14%

* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.

The number of underweight newborns is 9 percent.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in Antigua and BarbudaThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Antigua and Barbuda is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 2.9 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 258 physicians in Antigua and Barbuda, there are about 2.76 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.

Due to the low level of care, the mortality of major known diseases can only be reduced in comparatively few cases. According to current information, about 18 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.

Sources

The above data correspond to the information from the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The case numbers for the spread of the COVID-19 come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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