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Russia People

    Population: 146,393,569 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 19% (male 14,224,033; female 13,666,440)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 48,407,409; female 51,768,664)
    65 years and over: 13% (male 5,698,356; female 12,628,667) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: -0.33% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 9.64 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 14.96 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 2.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.45 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.88 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 23 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 65.12 years
    male: 58.83 years
    female: 71.72 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.34 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Russian(s)
    adjective: Russian

    Ethnic groups: Russian 81.5%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 3%, Chuvash 1.2%, Bashkir 0.9%, Byelorussian 0.8%, Moldavian 0.7%, other 8.1%

    Religions: Russian Orthodox, Muslim, other

    Languages: Russian, other

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 98%
    male: 100%
    female: 97% (1989 est.)

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