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Denmark People

    Population: 5,356,845 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 18% (male 504,182; female 478,547)
    15-64 years: 67% (male 1,811,445; female 1,765,038)
    65 years and over: 15% (male 331,207; female 466,426) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.38% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 11.57 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.97 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 3.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 5.11 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 76.51 years
    male: 73.83 years
    female: 79.33 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.62 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Dane(s)
    adjective: Danish

    Ethnic groups: Scandinavian, Eskimo, Faroese, German

    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 91%, other Protestant and Roman Catholic 2%, other 7% (1988)

    Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Eskimo dialect), German (small minority)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1980 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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