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    Belize People 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 224,663 (July 1997 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 43% (male 48,921; female 47,057)
      15-64 years: 54% (male 61,133; female 59,466)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 3,965; female 4,121) (July 1997 est.)

      Population growth rate 2.42% (1997 est.)

      Birth rate 31.91 births/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Death rate 5.61 deaths/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Net migration rate -2.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years : 1.03 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (1997 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 33.2 deaths/1,000 live births (1997 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 68.75 years
      male: 66.8 years
      female: 70.81 years (1997 est.)

      Total fertility rate 3.99 children born/woman (1997 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Belizean(s)
      adjective: Belizean

      Ethnic groups mestizo 44%, Creole 30%, Maya 11%, Garifuna 7%, other 8%

      Religions Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 30% (Anglican 12%, Methodist 6%, Mennonite4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, other2%), none 2%, other 6% (1980)

      Languages English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib)

      Literacy
      definition: age 14 and over has ever attended school
      total population: 70.3%
      male: 70.3%
      female: 70.3% (1991 est.)
      note : other sources list the literacy rate as high as 75%

      NOTE: The information regarding Belize on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belize People 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belize People 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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