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Public health and Covid-19 in Nicaragua

Healthcare in Nicaragua

Healthcare in Nicaragua is slightly above average in a global 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 Nicaragua is 71.2 years for men and 78.2 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 1.9 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 years).
A total of 160.76 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 8.4% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,121.97 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).
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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Nicaragua

Current incidence in the week ending 11/30/2022: 0.2 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until November 30th, 2022, a total of 15,232 infected people and 245 deaths have been reported in Nicaragua.
The total of 15,232 infected people currently represents 0.23% of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding November 30th, 2022, was 13, for a 7-day incidence of 0.2 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 1.6 percent in Nicaragua.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 11.94 million vaccine doses have been administered as of November 11th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 6.11 million people have received at least one vaccination (92.3%).
5.83 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Nicaragua (= 87.9%).
This makes Nicaragua one of the best-supplied countries in the world. The vaccination rate is higher in 11 countries.
Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Covid19 virus topic page.

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height169 cm155 cm
BMI26.628.0
Weight76.4 kg67.6 kg

Diseases

NicaraguaØ worldwide
Diabetes *11.40%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.42‰1.27‰
Malaria0.7%5.7%
HIV / Aids0.01%0.03%

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

Child vaccinations

NicaraguaØ worldwide
Measles83.0%82.5%
Hepatitis B0.09%0.08%
Tetanus9.2%0.0%
DTP *8.70%8.21%

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

11 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in NicaraguaMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Nicaragua is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.9 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 6,740 physicians in Nicaragua, there are about 1.01 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 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 15 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.

Supply with drinking water

Explanation of the graph:
Red line: access to water supply via wells or delivered drinking water
Green bars: Permanent access to running and tested drinking water connection
Only around 56 percent of the population has access to an immediately available running water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 82% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 74% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.

Sources

Above data correspond to the information of 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 corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Infected and deaths by the corona virus (COVID 19)Spread of the Corona virus Covid19 (SARS-CoV-2)Worldwide development of the number of cases and deaths due to the corona virus.
Comparison: Life expectancyAverage life expectancy by countryInternational ranking of life expectancy in 125 countries including summary by continents. Explanation of significant factors.
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