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Sao Tome and Principe People

    Population: 154,878 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 48% (male 37,322; female 36,423)
    15-64 years: 48% (male 36,067; female 38,730)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 2,876; female 3,460) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.14% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 43.31 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.08 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -3.88 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 52.93 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 64.71 years
    male: 63.18 years
    female: 66.28 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.14 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Sao Tomean(s)
    adjective: Sao Tomean

    Ethnic groups: mestico, angolares (descendants of Angolan slaves), forros (descendants of freed slaves), servicais (contract laborers from Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde), tongas (children of servicais born on the islands), Europeans (primarily Portuguese)

    Religions: Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist

    Languages: Portuguese (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 73%
    male: 85%
    female: 62% (1991 est.)

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