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Public health and Covid-19 in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Healthcare in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Healthcare in Saint Kitts and Nevis is slightly below 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis is 68.8 years for men and 74.0 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 0.9 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

A total of 1,087.80 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 5.4 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis

Current incidence in the week ending 02/05/2023: 3.8 new infections per 100,000 population

Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 5th, 2023, a total of 6,592 infected people and 46 deaths have been reported in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The total of 6,592 infected people currently represents 12.39 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 5th, 2023, was 2, for a 7-day incidence of 3.8 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.7 percent in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 64,297 vaccine doses have been administered as of January 27th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 33,794 people who have received at least one vaccination (63.5 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 3,465 people (6.5 percent).

27,000 of these are considered fully vaccinated in Saint Kitts and Nevis (= 50.8 percent).
Thus, Saint Kitts and Nevis belongrather to the lower midfield in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 142 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 height173 cm163 cm
BMI28.230.7
Weight84.8 kg81.2 kg

Child vaccinations

Saint Kitts and NevisØ worldwide
Measles96.0%81.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.60%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 10 percent.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 in Saint Kitts and NevisMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Saint Kitts and Nevis is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.3 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 120 physicians in Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are about 2.52 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.



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).

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 121 countries including summary by continents. Explanation of significant factors.
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