Key Health Indicators
2010 Health Indicators

The Health Indicators Bulletin covers a myriad of health-related demographic and economic indicators that highlight the paramount progress achieved by the Kingdom at all health levels. It also states accurate numbers and percentages of hospitals and other health facilities established over the past years. Moreover, it provides accurate statistics on physicians and their specialties, as well as an estimate of the population.

Following are the 2010 Health Indicators:​​​​ 

Health Indicators
Demographic Indicators
Area 2000.000 km
Indicator Population
27.136 Total Population (Per 1000 People)
68.9 Percentage of the Saudi Population of Total Population
31.1 Percentage of non Saudi Population of Total Population
3.19 Average Saudi Population Growth Rate
11.39 Percentage of  Population Under age 5
31.69 Percentage of  Population Under age 15
2.83 Percentage of  Population Over age 65
51.7 Percentage of women in the age group (15 - 49 years) of the total women population
49.9 Percentage of Total  Saudi women Population
Economic Indicators
15770 Per Capita Gross National Product (by U.S. Dollars)
6.5 ??MOH Budget (% of Governmental Budget)
345 MOH Expenditure per Capita (by U.S. Dollars)
Health Resources
Number Facilities
249 MOH Hospitals
39 Other Governmental Hospitals
127 Private Sector Hospitals
415 Total Number of Hospitals in KSA
34370 Beds in MOH Hospitals
10939 Beds in Other Governmental Hospitals
12817 Beds in Private Sector Hospitals
58126 Total Number of Beds in KSA
2094 MOH Health Centers
2021 Private Collected Units
199 Private Clinics
280 First Aid centers
966 First Aid  Ambulances
Number of Private Colleges Number of Government Colleges Colleges of Medicine and Medical Sciences
5 16 Colleges of Medicine
7 12 Colleges of Dentistry
6 15 Colleges of Pharmacy
Rate Rates per 10.000 Population
24.3 Physicians
3.4 Dentists
5.5 Pharmacists
48 Nurses
25 Allied Health Personnel
0.8 Primary Health Care Centers
16.7 Beds in Governmental Hospitals
4.72 Beds in Private Sector Hospitals
21.4 Beds in Hospitals in KSA
Rate Rates per 10.000 P opulation for MOH
11.6 Physicians
0.98 Dentists
0.66 Pharmacists
28 Nurses
14.8 Allied Health Personnel
12.7 Beds
Health Workforce Indicators
Number MOH
31517 Physicians
2653 Dentists
1790 Pharmacists
75978 Nurses
40110 Allied Health Personnel
Number Other Governmental Facilities
12968 Physicians
1038 Dentists
1747 Pharmacists
25880 Nurses
18761 Allied Health Personnel
Number Private Sector
21134 Physicians in Hospitals
395 Physicians in Private Clinics
5469 Dentists in Hospitals
46 Dentists in Private Clinics
1042 Pharmacists in Hospitals
10349 Pharmacists in Private Pharmacies
27934 Nurses
9834 Allied Health Personnel
Number Total Health Workforce in KSA
66014 Physicians
9206 Dentists
14928 Pharmacists
129792 Nurses
68705 Allied Health Personnel
Percentage of Saudi Employees in Different Health Sectors
21.6 Physicians
48.7 Nurses
86.9 Allied Health Personnel
% Other Governmental Facilities
50 Physicians
10.1 Nurses
54.1 Allied Health Personnel
% Private Sector
4.5 Physicians
5.8 Nurses
12.6 Allied Health Personnel
% Total Health Workforce in KSA
21.7 Physicians
31.8 Nurses
66.7 Allied Health Personnel
Health Activities Indicators
Number MOH
54.9 Total Visits to Health Centers (by Million)
11.4 Total Visits to Outpatients Clinics(by Million)
1,700,820 Total Number of Inpatients in the Hospitals
450,183 Surgeries
142.5 Laboratory Investigations (by Million)
5.6 Radiology Investigations (by Million)(Number of Patients)
Number Health Activities in all Health Sectors in the Kingdom
129.9 Total Visits to Health Centers and  Outpatients Clinics (by Million)
3.286.770 Total Number of Inpatients in the Hospitals
942.917 Surgeries
270.5 Laboratory Investigations (by Million)
14.2 Radiology Investigations (by Million) (Number of Patients)
4.8 Average of Visits for one Person  per Year
12.1 Average of Inpatients/100 People  per Year
Vital Statistics Indicators
Rate Vital Statistics
23.3 Crude Birth Rate /1000 People 
3.9 Crude Death Rate /1000 People 
Average of Life expectancy at Birth
72.6 Male) by Years)
74.9 Female) by Years)
73.7 All) by Years)
2.98 Total Fertility Rate
16.9 Infant Mortality Rate  Per 1000 Live Births
19.5 Under-Five Mortality Rate Per 1000 Live Births
14 Maternal Mortality Rate Per 100000 Live Births
Health Indicators
Indicator Morbidity
7.45 Low Birth Weight %
Incidence Rates / 100.000 Population 
0 Poliomyelitis
0 Whooping Cough
1.29 Measles
11.01 Tuberculosis (TB)
0.02 Tetanus (All Ages)
0.01 Tetanus  (Neonatal / 1000 Live birth)
Mortality Indicators
Most frequent causes of death classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)
% Disease Groups
18.5 Injury, Poisoning and External Causes
16.74 Dis. Circulatory System
9.05 Cond. Orig..Perinatal Period
4.09 Dis. Respiratory System
4.75 Neoplasms
3.31 Infect & Parasitic  Diseases
3.09 Dis. Genitourinary System
2.66 Congenital Anomalies
2.46 Endocrine. Nutr. Metab  Diseases
1.93 Dis.Digestive System.
Ministry of Health (MOH)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia​
General Directorate of Statistics
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