Qatar’s Permanent Population Committee has released its annual report, with largely positive figures on life expectancy, maternal and infant mortality, and doctors per 10,000 people.
The report shows life expectancy in the country is up to 78.2 years from 75.6 years in 2004. Another indicator – the number of doctors available per 10,000 people – rose to 26.4 for 2010.
Infant mortality rates are now at 6.7 per 1,000 baby, while maternal death rates are at 10.3 per 100,000.
The number of hospital beds in the country has only nudged up from 2008 figure of 2,034. For 2010, that number was 2,091.
Lots more interesting figures in the Peninsula story, but sorely in need of some context and analysis.