Health July 7, 2024 | 12:01 pm

Life expectancies in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries

Martinique, Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico are among the Caribbean territories with the highest life expectancy (EXTERNAL SOURCE).

Santo Domingo. – Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Puerto Rico are among the Caribbean territories with the highest life expectancy, between 80 and 83 years, while other countries in the region, such as the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, or Dominica, have ranges that do not exceed 75 years.

The information is contained in the ranking “Life Expectancy by Country,” developed by World Population Review with data from the United Nations (UN), corresponding to 2023.
The platform details that the last places are Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis (72 years), and Haiti, with a life expectancy of 65 years.

The Dominican population would grow until 2060

According to current projections, World Population Review notes that “the population of the Dominican Republic is expected to grow until approximately 2060 when it will reach its peak population of 12.89 million.”
“After reaching its peak population, the Dominican Republic will experience a demographic decline that will leave the population at 11.01 million people,” the organization states.

It adds, “The fertility rate in the Dominican Republic is currently 2.36 births per woman, which has declined year after year since the 1950s. This decline in the fertility rate, in combination with negative net migration, has considerably slowed the population growth rate.”

It further highlights that “from 2019 to 2020, the population growth rate was 1.01%, which added about 109,000 people to the population. This overall decline in the population growth rate will eventually bring it to zero and then the decline in the country’s population will begin.”

NSO data

Last week, the National Statistics Office (ONE) presented its latest report on the X National Population and Housing Census conducted in 2022, stating that the Dominican population growth rate has declined to 1.11% since the beginning of the last century.

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Alberto Balsalm
July 7, 2024 12:28 pm

Only fair to ask, is the reason for the lower age expectancy due to the fatalities on the roads (driving, walking, etc..)? Does that affect the statistics?

July 7, 2024 5:18 pm

Killing each other and themselves certainly does not help.

Dominican Dan
July 7, 2024 11:30 pm

No. That would not effect life expectancy.

Isabel Contreras
July 9, 2024 9:18 am
Reply to  Dominican Dan

Yes! I say it does, because it’s part of the whole package.
And that is a point ignorant people resolve everything fight with GUNS, Machete, Cuchilla.
Educated some one that values life got to Words, are LESS PRONE to Violence.

Isabel Contreras
July 9, 2024 9:14 am

Wow! What’s going on in DR that people in average do not reach to be 80 years of age?
Education is important the more educated you are the more you re going to understand implications, read, research. etc. discipline. It is not a beautiful country if people are dying at a young age.
Develop Contries are measured by Longevity, Education.

DR should to focus focus more on Education, for now and concentrate less on building trains, Resorts.