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Panama People

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Population: 2,845,647 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  30.13% (male 436,661; female 420,625)

15-64 years:  63.86% (male 920,787; female 896,520)

65 years and over:  6.01% (male 81,682; female 89,372) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.3% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 19.06 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 4.95 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.04 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.03 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.91 male(s)/female

total population:  1.02 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 20.18 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  75.68 years

male:  72.94 years

female:  78.53 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.27 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 1.54% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 24,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 1,200 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Panamanian(s)

adjective:  Panamanian
Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Amerindian 6%
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%
Languages: Spanish (official), English 14%

note:  many Panamanians bilingual
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  90.8%

male:  91.4%

female:  90.2% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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