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    Dominicana On Line - El Portal de la República Dominicana

    Statistics

    POPULATION

    Total population

    8,745,000

    Estimated population density, Inhabitants/km2 (2001)

    175.2

    Population under 5 years old (in thousands) (2004)

    961

    Population under 15 years old (in thousands)

    2,800

    Women between 15 and 49 years of age (in thousands)

    2,344

    Life expectancy from birth Men/women (years)

    65.0/72.0

    Healthy life expectancy men/women (years, 2002)

    57.2/61.9

    Infant mortality men/women (per 1000)

    38/32

    Adult mortality men/women (per 1000)

    250/147

    Estimated average annul birth rate (2000-2005)

    203,601

     

     

    Estimated gross birth rate (1,000 inhabitants) (2000-2005)

    23.3

    Estimated gross mortality rate (1,000 inhabitants) (2000-2005)

    5.8

    Estimated infant mortality rate (1,000) (2000-20005)

    34.4

    Average number of children per fertile women (2000-2005)

    2.7

     

     

    Pregnancy with first check-up in the first trimester (2001)

    60.0

    Births with more than four prenatal check-ups (2001)

    73.0

    Maternal mortality rate (2004) (for every 100,000 births)

    200

     

     

    Percentage of the population with access to drinking water (total)(2001)

    93.0

    Percentage of the population with access to drinking water (rural) (2001)

    72.7

    Percentage of the population with access to drinking water (urban) (2001)

    96.0

    Percentage of the population with health care services (national) (2001)

    89.5

    Percentage of the population with health care services (rural) (2001)

    78.9

    Percentage of the population with health care services (urban) (2001)

    95.2

     

     

    Total number of people between 15 and 49 year of age living with HIV-AIDS (2003)

    85,000

    Number of women between 15 and 49 year of age living with HIV-AIDS

    23,000

    Number of men between 15 and 49 year of age living with HIV-AIDS

    62,000

     

     

    Total healthcare expenditure per inhabitant (2002)

    295

    Health care expenditure as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (2002)

    6.1


    Position

    Number of posts

    Rate per 10,000 inhabitants

    Doctors

    9,204

    10.3

    Nurses

    11,333

    12.7

    Bioanalysts

    1,414

    1.6

    X-ray technicians

    61

    0.07

    Pharmacists

    527

    0.58

    Dentists and Dental nurses

    1,431

    1.6

    Psychologists

    250

    0.3

    Health Education Workers

    79

    0.08

    Social Workers

    336

    0.4

    Health promoters

    4,089

    4.6

    Health Promotion Supervisors

    854

    1.0

    Statisticians

    269

    0.3

    Environmental Hygiene Technicians

    515

    0.6

    Personnel Management

    188

    188

    Administrative Personnel

    16,137

    18.0

    Total

    45,689

    45,689

    Source: SESPAS [Spanish Public Health Association] Report 2004











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