People in Myanmar

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Population: 47 305 319 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 36% (male 8 798 474; female 8 461 791)

15-64 years: 59% (male 14 052 386; female 14 019 244)

65 years and over: 5% (male 888 773; female 1 084 651) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.65% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 28.96 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 12.51 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

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

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 78.35 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 54.51 years

male: 53.03 years

female: 56.08 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.7 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Burmese (singular and plural)

adjective: Burmese

Ethnic groups: Burman 68% Shan 9% Karen 7% Rakhine 4% Chinese 3% Mon 2% Indian 2% other 5%

Religions: Buddhist 89% Christian 4% (Baptist 3% Roman Catholic 1%) Muslim 4% animist beliefs 1% other 2%

Languages: Burmese minority ethnic groups have their own languages

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 83.1%

male: 88.7%

female: 77.7% (1995 est.)

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