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Guinea-Bissau People

    Population: 1,234,555 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 42% (male 260,821; female 259,520)
    15-64 years: 55% (male 322,607; female 356,513)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 16,233; female 18,861) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.31% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 38.23 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 15.13 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

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

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 109.5 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 49.57 years
    male: 47.91 years
    female: 51.28 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.09 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Guinean (s)
    adjective: Guinean

    Ethnic groups: African 99% (Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%), European and mulatto less than 1%

    Religions: indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%

    Languages: Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 53.9%
    male: 67.1%
    female: 40.7% (1997 est.)

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