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Belarus People

    Population: 10,401,784 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 19% (male 1,027,974; female 985,342)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 3,390,552; female 3,591,245)
    65 years and over: 14% (male 463,369; female 943,302) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.09% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 9.7 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 13.71 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 3.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.49 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.88 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 14.39 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 68.13 years
    male: 62.04 years
    female: 74.52 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.32 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Belarusian(s)
    adjective: Belarusian

    Ethnic groups: Byelorussian 77.9%, Russian 13.2%, Polish 4.1%, Ukrainian 2.9%, other 1.9%

    Religions: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)

    Languages: Byelorussian, Russian, other

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 99%
    female: 97% (1989 est.)

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