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Kazakhstan People

    Population: 16,824,825 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 28% (male 2,432,519; female 2,359,375)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 5,279,877; female 5,580,271)
    65 years and over: 7% (male 392,934; female 779,849) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.09% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 17.16 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 10.34 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -7.73 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.5 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 58.82 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 63.39 years
    male: 57.92 years
    female: 69.13 years (1999 est.)

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

    Nationality:
    noun: Kazakhstani(s)
    adjective: Kazakhstani

    Ethnic groups: Kazakh (Qazaq) 46%, Russian 34.7%, Ukrainian 4.9%, German 3.1%, Uzbek 2.3%, Tatar 1.9%, other 7.1% (1996)

    Religions: Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%

    Languages: Kazakh (Qazaq) (state language) 40%, Russian (official, used in everyday business) 66%

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 99%
    female: 96% (1989 est.)

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