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North Korea People

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Population: 21,968,228 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  25.52% (male 2,873,390; female 2,733,163)

15-64 years:  67.63% (male 7,301,531; female 7,556,554)

65 years and over:  6.85% (male 486,805; female 1,016,785) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.22% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 19.1 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 6.92 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.97 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.48 male(s)/female

total population:  0.94 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 23.55 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  71.02 years

male:  68.04 years

female:  74.15 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.26 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun:  Korean(s)

adjective:  Korean
Ethnic groups: racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese
Religions: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)

note:  autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom
Languages: Korean
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write Korean

total population:  99%

male:  99%

female:  99% (1990 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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