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Guinea Bissau People

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Population: 1,315,822 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  42.09% (male 276,312; female 277,536)

15-64 years:  55.05% (male 344,493; female 379,889)

65 years and over:  2.86% (male 16,850; female 20,742) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.23% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 39.29 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 15.33 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -1.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.91 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.81 male(s)/female

total population:  0.94 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 110.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  49.42 years

male:  47.12 years

female:  51.78 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.2 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 2.5% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 14,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,300 (1999 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.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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