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Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine Per Capita


areppim XY scatter chart and statistics of medicine Nobel prize per capita from 1901 to 2018, the per capita ratio being calculated as the number of prizes divided by million people and multiplied by 100. Four small European countries lead the ranking of Nobel prizes for medicine per capita, matching their identification with powerful health and pharmaceutical industries. They are in this order Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, and Austria.

 

Four small European countries lead the ranking of Nobel prizes for medicine per capita, matching their identification with powerful health and pharmaceutical industries. They are in this order Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, and Austria. However, new drug industry entrants such as India, China and Israel are becoming world powerhouses, with a commanding presence especially in the area of generic drugs manufacturing. It is likely that these nations' manufacturing capability should induce the innovation drive required to promote them to the top tier in the scientific discipline.

Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Per capita
1901 - 2018

CountryNumber ¹Population 2018Per capita
(million)(number÷million×100)
Argentina243.24.6
Australia724.828.2
Austria58.757.8
Belgium411.335.4
Canada436.910.8
China11,422.10.1
Denmark55.787.3
France1166.016.7
Germany1782.220.7
Hungary19.810.2
Ireland14.920.5
Italy361.34.9
Japan5126.14.0
Netherlands217.011.8
New Zealand14.721.1
Norway25.337.7
Portugal110.69.4
Russia2140.91.4
South Africa154.51.8
Spain147.62.1
Sweden89.980.9
Switzerland78.582.5
United Kingdom3064.946.2
United States100332.830.0
Median18.6
Average26.1
Total221
¹ Double nationals counted twice, once for each nationality.

 

Sources: Nobelprize and UN Population Division