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Philippines, with a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of US$ 1,383(2010), is a lower middle income (LMI) country in the East Asia and Pacific(EAP) region. The country has a population of 93,260,798 of which 34% is rural. The adult literacy rate is 95%. Philippines has better access to the improved water sources (91%) compared with the peer countries in the same region (87%) and income group (81%). Life expectancy at birth is 68 years, lower than EAP average of 73 years. Life expectancy is considered one measure of overall health status of a country’s population and of their quality of life. 

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