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Philippines People

    Population: 79,345,812 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 37% (male 15,057,698; female 14,555,430)
    15-64 years: 59% (male 23,168,043; female 23,715,877)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 1,269,522; female 1,579,242) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.04% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 27.88 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.45 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.03 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: 0.98 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 33.89 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 66.58 years
    male: 63.79 years
    female: 69.5 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.46 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Filipino(s)
    adjective: Philippine

    Ethnic groups: Christian Malay 91.5%, Muslim Malay 4%, Chinese 1.5%, other 3%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3%

    Languages: Pilipino (official, based on Tagalog), English (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 94.6%
    male: 95%
    female: 94.3% (1995 est.)

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