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Dominican Republic:
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Geography, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation, Military & Transnational Issues.
Population
Definition - World rank and map
9,507,133 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
196.5 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 31.8% (male 1,537,981/female 1,482,546)
15-64 years: 62.4% (male 3,029,349/female 2,905,471)
65 years and over: 5.8% (male 255,898/female 295,888) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 24.7 years
male: 24.6 years
female: 24.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.495% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
22.65 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-2.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 26.93 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 29.01 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 24.78 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 73.39 years
male: 71.61 years
female: 75.24 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.78 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.7% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
88,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
7,900 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Dominican(s)
adjective: Dominican
Ethnic groups
Definition
mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
Languages
Definition
Spanish
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87%
male: 86.8%
female: 87.2% (2002 census)


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