People in Uzbekistan

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Population: 23 784 321 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 38% (male 4 591 140; female 4 451 246)

15-64 years: 57% (male 6 755 371; female 6 874 483)

65 years and over: 5% (male 435 036; female 677 045) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.33% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 23.69 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 7.68 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -2.68 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.64 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 71.04 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 64.11 years

male: 60.49 years

female: 67.91 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.87 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Uzbekistani(s)

adjective: Uzbekistani

Ethnic groups: Uzbek 80% Russian 5.5% Tajik 5% Kazakh 3% Karakalpak 2.5% Tatar 1.5% other 2.5% (1996 est.)

Religions: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis) Eastern Orthodox 9% other 3%

Languages: Uzbek 74.3% Russian 14.2% Tajik 4.4% other 7.1%

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 97%

male: 98%

female: 96% (1989 est.)

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