People in Cape Verde

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Population: 399 857 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 46% (male 92 175; female 90 557)

15-64 years: 48% (male 90 183; female 102 541)

65 years and over: 6% (male 9 765; female 14 636) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.49% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 34.47 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 7.04 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -12.54 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.87 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.66 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 47.53 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 70.5 years

male: 67.21 years

female: 73.89 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.08 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Cape Verdean(s)

adjective: Cape Verdean

Ethnic groups: Creole (mulatto) 71% African 28% European 1%

Religions: Roman Catholicism fused with indigenous beliefs

Languages: Portuguese Crioulo a blend of Portuguese and West African words

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 71.6%

male: 81.4%

female: 63.8% (1995 est.)

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