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    Laos People 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 5,116,959 (July 1997 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 45% (male 1,174,029; female 1,144,634)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 1,277,175; female 1,354,220)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 76,544; female 90,357) (July 1997 est.)

      Population growth rate 2.78% (1997 est.)

      Birth rate 41.25 births/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Death rate 13.4 deaths/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Net migration rate 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
      65 years and over : 0.85 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1997 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 94.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1997 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population : 53.19 years
      male: 51.63 years
      female: 54.83 years (1997 est.)

      Total fertility rate 5.76 children born/woman (1997 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Lao(s) or Laotian(s)
      adjective: Lao or Laotian

      Ethnic groups Lao Loum (lowland) 68%, Lao Theung (upland) 22%, Lao Soung (highland)including the Hmong ("Meo") and the Yao (Mien) 9%, ethnic Vietnamese/Chinese1%

      Religions Buddhist 60%, animist and other 40%

      Languages Lao (official), French, English, and various ethnic languages

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 56.6%
      male: 69.4%
      female : 44.4% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Laos 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 Laos People 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos People 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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