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Micronesia, Federated States of People

    Population: 131,500 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: NA
    15-64 years: NA
    65 years and over: NA

    Population growth rate: 3.3% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 27.32 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.01 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 11.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 33.99 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 68.48 years
    male: 66.52 years
    female: 70.48 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.87 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Micronesian(s)
    adjective: Micronesian; Kosrae(s), Pohnpeian(s), Trukese, Yapese

    Ethnic groups: nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups

    Religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, other and none 3%

    Languages: English (official and common language), Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 89%
    male: 91%
    female: 88% (1980 est.)

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