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Table 2 Physicians registered in Portugal in 2008 by sex and nationality group

From: What influences national and foreign physicians’ geographic distribution? An analysis of medical doctors’ residence location in Portugal

  Female   Male   Total  
Portuguese 17677 (91.7%) 18060 (89.4%) 35737 (90.5%)
Spanish 794 (4.1%) 1155 (5.7%) 1949 (4.9%)
Brazilian 233 (1.2%) 329 (1.6%) 562 (1.4%)
Other European 287 (1.5%) 354 (1.8%) 641 (1.6%)
African PALOP 221 (1.1%) 208 (1.0%) 429 (1.1%)
Other 64 (0.3%) 91 (0.5%) 155 (0.4%)
Total 19276 (100%) 20197 (100%) 39473 (100%)
  1. Source: Portuguese Medical Council (2009).