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Kenya People

    Population: 28,808,658 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 43% (male 6,244,321; female 6,104,181)
    15-64 years: 54% (male 7,845,083; female 7,826,442)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 343,449; female 445,182) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.59% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 30.8 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 14.58 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 59.07 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 47.02 years
    male: 46.56 years
    female: 47.49 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.88 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Kenyan(s)
    adjective: Kenyan

    Ethnic groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%

    Religions: Protestant 38%, Roman Catholic 28%, indigenous beliefs 26%, Muslim 7%, other 1%

    Languages: English (official), Swahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 78.1%
    male: 86.3%
    female: 70% (1995 est.)

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