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Chad People

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Population: 8,707,078 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  47.73% (male 2,091,724; female 2,064,514)

15-64 years:  49.46% (male 2,035,099; female 2,271,389)

65 years and over:  2.81% (male 101,579; female 142,773) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.29% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 48.28 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 15.4 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.04 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.01 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.9 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.71 male(s)/female

total population:  0.94 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 95.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  50.88 years

male:  48.86 years

female:  52.98 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 6.56 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 2.69% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 92,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 10,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Chadian(s)

adjective:  Chadian
Ethnic groups: Muslims, commonly referred to as "northerners" or "gorane" (Arabs, Toubou, Hadjerai, Fulbe, Kotoko, Kanembou, Baguirmi, Boulala, Zaghawa, and Maba); non-Muslims, commonly referred to as "southerners" (Sara, Ngambaye, Mbaye, Goulaye, Moundang, Moussei, Massa) including nonindigenous 150,000 (of whom 1,000 are French)

note:  ethnicity and regional background more commonly used to identify Chadians than religious affiliation
Religions: Muslim 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs (mostly animism) 25%
Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Sara and Sango (in south), more than 100 different languages and dialects
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write French or Arabic

total population:  48.1%

male:  62.1%

female:  34.7% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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