Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

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By the Numbers

RegionLatin America and Caribbean
CountryDominican Republic
Population 10,276,621
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking8%
Number of people affected by HAP822,130
Number of households affected by HAP213,099
Number of deaths per year from HAP 1,192
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 89
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels20.9%
Population using wood for cooking6.8%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking2.8%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking88.2%
Population using electricity for cooking0.1%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.1%