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Moldova People

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Population: 4,431,570 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  22.44% (male 506,303; female 488,311)

15-64 years:  67.62% (male 1,437,492; female 1,559,090)

65 years and over:  9.94% (male 163,473; female 276,901) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.05% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 13.35 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 12.6 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.92 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.59 male(s)/female

total population:  0.91 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 42.74 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  64.6 years

male:  60.15 years

female:  69.26 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.67 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 4,500 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 100 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Moldovan(s)

adjective:  Moldovan
Ethnic groups: Moldovan/Romanian 64.5%, Ukrainian 13.8%, Russian 13%, Gagauz 3.5%, Jewish 1.5%, Bulgarian 2%, other 1.7% (1989 est.)

note:  internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 98.5%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist (only about 1,000 members) (1991)
Languages: Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  96%

male:  99%

female:  94% (1989 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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