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Dominican Republic

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Dominican Republic including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    50.7
    53.6
    52.1
    88
    88
    88
    1970
    57.0
    60.4
    58.6
    85
    87
    86
    1980
    61.3
    65.1
    63.2
    87
    89
    88
    1990
    65.6
    70.6
    68.0
    84
    89
    91
    2000
    67.6
    73.7
    70.6
    77
    77
    79
    2010
    69.7
    75.9
    72.7
    92
    86
    90
    2015
    70.9
    77.1
    73.9
    88
    84
    88
     
     
    Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    70.9
    77.1
    88
    84
    Age 5
    73.4
    79.2
    72
    62
    Age 10
    73.5
    79.4
    71
    63
    Age 15
    73.7
    79.5
    70
    63
    Age 20
    74.1
    79.7
    70
    63
    Age 25
    74.8
    79.9
    60
    60
    Age 30
    75.4
    80.2
    57
    57
    Age 35
    75.9
    80.5
    55
    56
    Age 40
    76.6
    80.9
    52
    54
    Age 45
    77.4
    81.3
    52
    52
    Age 50
    78.2
    81.9
    48
    49
    Age 55
    79.2
    82.5
    43
    47
    Age 60
    80.6
    83.5
    41
    47
    Age 65
    82.3
    84.8
    36
    38
    Age 70
    84.4
    86.5
    28
    34
    Age 75
    86.8
    88.3
    12
    22
    Age 80
    89.6
    90.8
    2
    6
    Age 85
    92.8
    93.7
    1
    2
    Age 90
    96.3
    96.9
    1
    2
    Age 95
    100.2
    100.6
    1
    2
    Age 100
    104.3
    104.6
    1
    1
     
     
    Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    110.75
    62
    2. Stroke
    67.46
    111
    3. Prostate Cancer
    43.67
    8
    4. Road Traffic Accidents
    38.51
    6
    5. Diabetes Mellitus
    25.25
    92
    6. Influenza and Pneumonia
    21.23
    107
    7. Hypertension
    20.26
    57
    8. HIV/AIDS
    15.64
    61
    9. Liver Disease
    13.43
    100
    10. Kidney Disease
    12.93
    99
    11. Cervical Cancer
    11.81
    67
    12. Breast Cancer
    11.75
    123
    13. Low Birth Weight
    11.31
    66
    14. Lung Cancers
    11.18
    89
    15. Lung Disease
    10.04
    147
    16. Violence
    10.01
    51
    17. Other Injuries
    9.92
    99
    18. Congenital Anomalies
    9.16
    66
    19. Liver Cancer
    8.73
    42
    20. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    6.61
    96
    21. Stomach Cancer
    6.45
    69
    22. Birth Trauma
    5.80
    72
    23. Tuberculosis
    4.59
    89
    24. Suicide
    4.05
    139
    25. Diarrhoeal diseases
    3.96
    88
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Oral Cancer
    3.91
    66
    27. Asthma
    3.76
    91
    28. Other Neoplasms
    3.39
    59
    29. Leukemia
    3.33
    105
    30. Endocrine Disorders
    3.13
    129
    31. Pancreas Cancer
    3.08
    92
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    2.80
    156
    33. Alzheimers/Dementia
    2.53
    104
    34. Maternal Conditions
    2.31
    71
    35. Anemia
    2.28
    50
    36. Lymphomas
    2.23
    148
    37. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    2.13
    101
    38. Drownings
    1.79
    128
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.70
    119
    40. Alcohol
    1.58
    61
    41. Skin Cancers
    1.40
    102
    42. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.35
    131
    43. Parkinson's Disease
    1.27
    106
    44. Meningitis
    1.24
    101
    45. Malnutrition
    1.20
    104
    46. Epilepsy
    1.07
    129
    47. Fires
    1.05
    120
    48. Uterin Cancer
    1.03
    145
    49. Ovary Cancer
    1.03
    169
    50. Falls
    0.99
    168
     
     
    Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    9,100
    20.10
    2. Stroke
    5,525
    12.21
    3. Road Traffic Accidents
    3,652
    8.07
    4. Diabetes Mellitus
    2,077
    4.59
    5. Influenza and Pneumonia
    2,008
    4.44
    6. Prostate Cancer
    1,705
    3.77
    7. Hypertension
    1,664
    3.68
    8. HIV/AIDS
    1,502
    3.32
    9. Low Birth Weight
    1,361
    3.01
    10. Liver Disease
    1,127
    2.49
    11. Kidney Disease
    1,090
    2.41
    12. Congenital Anomalies
    1,075
    2.37
    13. Violence
    989
    2.19
    14. Other Injuries
    955
    2.11
    15. Lung Cancers
    919
    2.03
    16. Lung Disease
    819
    1.81
    17. Liver Cancer
    726
    1.60
    18. Birth Trauma
    698
    1.54
    19. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    546
    1.21
    20. Stomach Cancer
    534
    1.18
    21. Breast Cancer
    514
    1.13
    22. Cervical Cancer
    509
    1.12
    23. Diarrhoeal diseases
    424
    0.94
    24. Tuberculosis
    393
    0.87
    25. Suicide
    375
    0.83
      Deaths %
    26. Oral Cancer
    327
    0.72
    27. Asthma
    320
    0.71
    28. Leukemia
    299
    0.66
    29. Endocrine Disorders
    287
    0.63
    30. Other Neoplasms
    281
    0.62
    31. Pancreas Cancer
    256
    0.57
    32. Inflammatory/Heart
    245
    0.54
    33. Maternal Conditions
    233
    0.51
    34. Anemia
    215
    0.48
    35. Alzheimers/Dementia
    208
    0.46
    36. Lymphomas
    193
    0.43
    37. Drownings
    184
    0.41
    38. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    179
    0.39
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    146
    0.32
    40. Alcohol
    137
    0.30
    41. Meningitis
    126
    0.28
    42. Malnutrition
    121
    0.27
    43. Skin Cancers
    117
    0.26
    44. Oesophagus Cancer
    112
    0.25
    45. Fires
    104
    0.23
    46. Parkinson's Disease
    104
    0.23
    47. Epilepsy
    100
    0.22
    48. Dengue
    86
    0.19
    49. Falls
    85
    0.19
    50. Drug Use
    81
    0.18
     
     
    Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    43.67
    8
    2. Cervical Cancer
    11.81
    67
    3. Breast Cancer
    11.75
    123
    4. Lung Cancers
    11.18
    89
    5. Liver Cancer
    8.73
    42
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    6.61
    96
    7. Stomach Cancer
    6.45
    69
    8. Oral Cancer
    3.91
    66
      Rate World Rank
    9. Leukemia
    3.33
    105
    10. Pancreas Cancer
    3.08
    92
    11. Lymphomas
    2.23
    148
    12. Skin Cancers
    1.40
    102
    13. Oesophagus Cancer
    1.35
    131
    14. Uterin Cancer
    1.03
    145
    15. Ovary Cancer
    1.03
    169
    16. Bladder Cancer
    0.55
    168
     
     
    Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    7.6
    69
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    18.8
    9.4
    112
    60
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    18.2
    29.5
    90
    55
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    5.155
    84

     
    Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    10,606,865
    87
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.03
    25
    Population 0-14
    27.1 %
    90
    Population 15-64
    65.5 %
    94
    Population 65 +
    7.4 %
    80
    Birth Rate / 1000
    18.60
    88
    Death Rate / 1000
    4.60
    174
    Fertility Rate
    2.31
    83
    Infant Mortality
    18.10
    92
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.04
    129
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.04
    94
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.04
    33
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.86
    44
    Net Migration
    -1.90
    138
    Population Growth
    1.21 %
    83
    Literacy Total
    90.1 %
    110
    Literacy Male
    91.2 %
    84
    Literacy Female
    92.3 %
    72
    Unemployment
    14.0 %
    51
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    73.9
    88
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    65.1
    88
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $14,900
    82
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.