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Table 1 Number of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Graduates 2011–2016

From: An analysis of pharmacy workforce capacity in Nigeria

Year Country population (millions) α N Registered Pharmacists N Licensed Pharmacists (%) Density of Pharmacists* (per 10,000 population) N New Graduates per year Density of New Graduates per year (per 10,000 population)
2011 164.80 15,884 8746 (55) 0.53 1028 0.062
2012 170.16 16,779 9398 (56) 0.56 1040 0.061
2013 175.69 17,847 10,402 (58) 0.59 1274 0.072
2014 181.40 19,063 11,322 (59) 0.62 1460 0.081
2015 187.30 20,507 11,837 (58) 0.63 1548 0.083
2016 193.39 21,892 12,807 (59) 0.66 1596 0.083
  1. *Density was calculated using the number of licensed pharmacists as this represents the active workforce and provides a more reliable estimate of current capacity
  2. αOfficial 2016 estimate of population per state obtained from the Federal Bureau of Statistics and National Population Commission available at http://nigerianstat.gov.ng/elibrary