People in Guinea-Bissau

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Population: 1 206 311 (July 1998 est.)

0-14 years: 42% (male 256 315; female 255 208)

15-64 years: 55% (male 313 270; female 347 431)

65 years and over: 3% (male 15 986; female 18 101) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.32% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 38.67 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 15.48 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 111.61 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 49.14 years

male: 47.47 years

female: 50.85 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.17 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Guinean (s)

adjective: Guinean

Ethnic groups: African 99% (Balanta 30% Fula 20% Manjaca 14% Mandinga 13% Papel 7%) European and mulatto less than 1%

Religions: indigenous beliefs 50% Muslim 45% Christian 5%

Languages: Portuguese (official) Crioulo African languages

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 53.9%

male: 67.1%

female: 40.7% (1997 est.)

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