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Poland People

    Population: 38,608,929 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 20% (male 3,921,093; female 3,734,223)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 13,076,231; female 13,243,716)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 1,762,135; female 2,871,531) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.05% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 10.61 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.72 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.61 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 12.76 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 73.06 years
    male: 68.93 years
    female: 77.41 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.45 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Pole(s)
    adjective: Polish

    Ethnic groups: Polish 97.6%, German 1.3%, Ukrainian 0.6%, Byelorussian 0.5% (1990 est.)

    Religions: Roman Catholic 95% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and other 5%

    Languages: Polish

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99%
    male: 99%
    female: 98% (1978 est.)

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