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Table 1 Descriptors of population size, economic strength and health expenditure in European countries

From: The variability of critical care bed numbers in Europe

  Total size of population Gross domestic product (GDP) ($millions)b Gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant ($)b Total expenditure on health as a % of GDPc % of population over 65 years of agea
Andorra 84,082 2,893 34,407 7.7 13.0
Austria 8,404,252 377,382 44,904 8.6 18.2
Belgium 11,007,020 467,779 42,498 8.2 18.0
Bulgaria 7,504,868 47,702 6,356 4.4 18.2
Croatia 4,425,747 60,834 13,745 7.8 16.9
Cyprus 804,435 23,174 28,808 6.0 10.4
Czech Republic 10,532,770 192,030 18,232 6.9 16.3
Denmark 5,560,628 309,866 55,725 9.8 17.1
Estonia 1,340,194 19,253 14,366 5.3 17.7
Finland 5,375,276 239,177 44,496 6.8 17.8
France 65,075,310 2,562,742 39,381 9.2 16.8
Germany 81,748,892 3,286,451 40,202 8.9 20.6
Greece 11,329,618 305,415 26,957 5.8 19.6
Hungary 9,986,000 130,421 13,060 5.2 16.9
Iceland 318,452 12,594 39,548 7.9 12.7
Ireland 4,480,176 206,985 46,200 7.2 11.6
Italy 60,626,508 2,055,114 33,898 7.4 20.3
Latvia 2,229,641 24,013 10,770 8.1 16.9
Lithuania 3,244,601 36,370 11,209 7.8 16.5
Luxembourg 511,840 54,950 107,358 4.1 14.9
The Netherlands 16,654,979 780,668 46,873 5.5 15.6
Norway 4,920,305 412,990 83,936 8.1 16.0
Poland 38,200,037 469,401 12,288 5.3 13.7
Portugal 10,636,979 229,154 21,543 5.7 18.0
Romania 21,413,815 161,629 7,548 5.4 14.8
Slovakia 5,435,273 87,450 16,089 6.0 12.8
Slovenia 2,050,189 47,733 23,282 6.8 16.8
Spain 46,152,926 1,409,946 30,549 7.0 17.1
Sweden 9,415,570 458,725 48,720 8.2 19.7
Switzerland 7,866,500 527920 67,110 6.8 17.0
UK 62,435,709 2,250,209 36,040 8.2 16.5
  1. aCIA World Factbook
  2. bEurostat 2011
  3. cOECD 2009 %GDP