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Guyana People

    Population: 705,156 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 30% (male 109,156; female 105,017)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 230,624; female 227,677)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 14,684; female 17,998) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.32% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 18.23 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.04 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -12.43 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: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 48.64 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 61.82 years
    male: 59.15 years
    female: 64.61 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.09 children born/woman (1999 est.)

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

    Ethnic groups: East Indian 49%, black 32%, mixed 12%, Amerindian 6%, white and Chinese 1%

    Religions: Christian 57%, Hindu 33%, Muslim 9%, other 1%

    Languages: English, Amerindian dialects

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
    total population: 98.1%
    male: 98.6%
    female: 97.5% (1995 est.)

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