Corona virus and healthcare 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 1.2 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Saint Kitts and Nevis

By January 18th, 2021, 35 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.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 35 infected people represent 0.066% of the country's total population.

Covid 19 virus infected in Saint Kitts and Nevis

The graph shows the number of infected persons reported per calendar week.

Fatalities have not yet been reported. 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
02/202110
01/202110
53/202010
52/202020
51/202020
50/202030
49/202030
48/202020
47/202010
46/202000

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%0.09%
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

Medical 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 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 133 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.

Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 0 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.

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 daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).