Bohol Province: demographic, economic and vital statistics report, 1975.

Tagbilaran City, Philippines, Department of Health, Bohol Province Maternal Child Health/Family Planning Project, February 1978. (Research Note No. 35). 30.

A summary of Bohol's demographic characteristics and vital statistics is presented, together with a socioeconomic profile of the Philippine province. As of 1975, Bohol's population was 759,370, and there were 184 persons/kilo. A sex ratio of 99 was observed in 1975, and 51% of the population was economically active. 48% of the population aged 10 or older was married, 84% had completed at least 1 grade of school, 16% had finished elementary education, 11% had finished secondary education, and 2% had finished college. Statistics show that nearly 46% of the population aged 10 or older was in the labor force, and the labor force participation rate was higher among males than females, higher among those aged 25-44, and higher among academic degree holders. 65% of the labor force were farmers or fishermen, while craftsmen and process workers comprised the 2nd biggest group of workers, followed by those in mining. The majority of males were farmers, while women were generally in crafts and manufacturing. More males were in administrative positions, while there were more women who were professionals or in service. The birthrate in the province for 1975 was 28/1000, but births may be substantially undercounted. The death rate for 1975 was 7, while of 5402 registered deaths, 21% were infant deaths, 4% were neonatal deaths, and 1% were maternal deaths. According to Provincial Health Office records, the non-Project area reported more family planning acceptors than the Project area. The pill was highly favored in the Project area, while condoms were most popular in the non-Project area. Finally, a brief description of the socioeconomic status of Bohol is presented.

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