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Burma People

    Population: 48,081,302 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 36% (male 8,883,099; female 8,542,087)
    15-64 years: 60% (male 14,343,888; female 14,293,233)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 906,517; female 1,112,478) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.61% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 28.48 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 12.39 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 76.25 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 54.74 years
    male: 53.24 years
    female: 56.32 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.63 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Burmese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Burmese

    Ethnic groups: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Mon 2%, Indian 2%, other 5%

    Religions: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist beliefs 1%, other 2%

    Languages: Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 83.1%
    male: 88.7%
    female: 77.7% (1995 est.)

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