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Dominica People

    Population: 64,881 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 27% (male 8,680; female 8,530)
    15-64 years: 64% (male 21,090; female 20,294)
    65 years and over: 9% (male 2,570; female 3,717) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -1.41% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 16.92 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.35 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -24.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 8.75 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 78.01 years
    male: 75.15 years
    female: 81.01 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.89 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Dominican(s)
    adjective: Dominican

    Ethnic groups: black, Carib Amerindian

    Religions: Roman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15% (Methodist 5%, Pentecostal 3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Baptist 2%, other 2%), none 2%, other 6%

    Languages: English (official), French patois

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
    total population: 94%
    male: 94%
    female: 94% (1970 est.)

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