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Latest items for Dominican Republic

Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 84.1 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 45.3 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 30.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 20.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Uganda
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 9.9 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, North Korea, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 73.5 years, with the average life expectancy being 70.6 years for men and 76.7 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Malta
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

Latin America is "home to four of the six countries in the world where abortion is banned in all circumstances: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic (the two other countries are Malta and Vatican City)" (para. 3).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Saudi Arabia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Uruguay
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 30.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 21.7 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 92 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 73.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 70.9 years for men and 77.1 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 84.1 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 90 based on data from 2005-2014.
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2002 DHS survey of the Dominican Republic, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 4.1%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 3.6%. According to a 1999 DHS survey, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 2.2%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 2.4%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Chile, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Malta, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 18 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"81% of girls said they preferred men that were five years older, as they associated their age with greater life experience, responsibility, sexual experience and economic independence. On the other hand, 39% of men said they preferred girls under the age of 18 because they found them more 'obedient' and 'adaptable'" (para 6-7). "Girls in the Dominican Republic grow up learning that marriage and motherhood is how you gain respect in society. They expect to marry, and believe that their role is to serve their husbands. Many girls saw marriage as a form of emancipation and a way into adulthood" (para 10).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"Girls in the Dominican Republic grow up learning that marriage and motherhood is how you gain respect in society. They expect to marry, and believe that their role is to serve their husbands" (para 10).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Early sexual activity, when combined with lack of sexual education or reproductive health services, leads to unwanted teenage pregnancies. 14% of girls in the study had had one or two pregnancies between the ages of 14 and 17. Many girls who had become pregnant had felt the social and family pressure to marry. Once married, girls are likely to become pregnant again due to the lack of family planning services" (para 8-9).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"According to the Civil Code, the legal minimum age for marriage is 18 years for men and for women. However, there are exceptions. Boys can marry from the age of 16 and girls from the age of 15 with permission from a judge" (para 2).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic Violence is Rife. 'I got married because I had to leave my house. I could not stand to live there anymore. They fought over everything, even beat me…That’s not life.' Some girls see marriage as a way out of violent family homes, only to be abused by their husbands" (para 5).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"With 37% of girls married before the age of 18, and 12.5% before the age of 15, the country has the second highest rate of child marriage in Latin America" (para 1).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"With 37% of girls married before the age of 18, and 12.5% before the age of 15, the country has the second highest rate of child marriage in Latin America" (para 1). "Child marriage usually happens outside of the law as 'informal unions'. Civil or religious marriages are seen as costly and cumbersome, and it is common for girls to move in to adult men’s homes and become their wives. These informal unions are not only more difficult to report, but they also leave girls vulnerable to abuse and with little legal protection against their husbands" (para 3-4). "Finally, families and girls themselves reported seeing marriage as an 'exit strategy',...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"14% of girls in the study had had one or two pregnancies between the ages of 14 and 17" (para 8).