People in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Population: 3 365 727 (July 1998 est.)

note: all data dealing with population is subject to considerable error because of the dislocations caused by military action and ethnic cleansing

Age structure:

0-14 years: 18% (male 307 857; female 291 424)

15-64 years: 71% (male 1 177 516; female 1 195 419)

65 years and over: 11% (male 156 041; female 237 470) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 3.63% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 8.72 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 12.32 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 39.91 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

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

65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 30.8 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 63.03 years

male: 58.35 years

female: 68.02 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.14 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Bosnian(s) Herzegovinian(s)

adjective: Bosnian Herzegovinian

Ethnic groups: Serb 40% Bosniak 38% Croat 22% (est.)

Religions: Orthodox 38%, Muslim 37%, 23% Catholic, Other 2%

Languages: Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian

Literacy: 97%

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