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Korea, North People

    Population: 21,386,109 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 26% (male 2,800,748; female 2,666,207)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 7,143,969; female 7,447,147)
    65 years and over: 6% (male 412,161; female 915,877) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.45% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 21.37 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.92 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

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

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.45 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 25.52 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 70.07 years
    male: 67.41 years
    female: 72.86 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.3 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Korean(s)
    adjective: Korean

    Ethnic groups: racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

    Religions: Buddhism and Confucianism, some Christianity and syncretic Chondogyo
    note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom

    Languages: Korean

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write Korean
    total population: 99%
    male: 99%
    female: 99% (1990 est.)

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