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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 1.4 years lower (men: 70.6 / women: 75.1 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% of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,121.80 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Saint Kitts and Nevis

By May 9th, 2022, 5132 infected persons and 43 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear.

The total of 5,132 infected people represent 9.6% of the country's total population.


The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons

From the previously infected and deceased people, in Saint Kitts and Nevis results in a mortality rate of 0.8%. It should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available.

Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers weekly. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Current development

Calendar weekInfectedDeaths
18/2022210
16/202280
14/202250
13/202211
11/202280
10/202240
09/202260
08/2022192
07/2022120
06/2022323

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height173 cm163 cm
BMI28.230.7
Weight84.8 kg81.2 kg

Diseases

Saint Kitts and NevisØ worldwide
Diabetes *13.30%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.00%0.13%

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


Child vaccinations

Saint Kitts and NevisØ worldwide
Measles97.0%85.7%
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.60%8.57%

* 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.

10 percent of newborns are underweight.

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 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 134 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 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.



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 123 countries including summary by continents. Explanation of significant factors.
Comparison: quality of lifeQuality of life in country comparisonCompare the quality of life around the globe: In which countries is life pleasant, safe and healthy?