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Brazil People

    Population: 171,853,126 (July 1999 est.)
    note: Brazil took a census in August 1996 which reported a population of 157,079,573; that figure was about 5% lower than projections by the US Census Bureau, and is close to the implied underenumeration of 4.6% for 1991; the Factbook's demographic statistics for Brazil do not take into consideration the results of the1996 census since the full results have not been released for analysis

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 30% (male 26,059,687; female 25,095,236)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 55,037,161; female 56,727,196)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 3,626,893; female 5,306,953) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.16% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 20.42 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.79 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.03 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: 0.97 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 35.37 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 64.06 years
    male: 59.35 years
    female: 69.01 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.28 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Brazilian(s)
    adjective: Brazilian

    Ethnic groups: white (includes Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish) 55%, mixed white and black 38%, black 6%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 1%

    Religions: Roman Catholic (nominal) 70%

    Languages: Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 83.3%
    male: 83.3%
    female: 83.2% (1995 est.)

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