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Uganda People

    Population: 22,804,973 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 51% (male 5,857,254; female 5,820,526)
    15-64 years: 47% (male 5,301,208; female 5,330,005)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 239,434; female 256,546) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.83% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 48.54 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 18.43 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)
    note: according to the UNHCR, by the end of 1997, Uganda was host to refugees from a number of neighboring countries, including: Sudan 160,000, Democratic Republic of the Congo 14,000, and Rwanda 12,000

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 90.68 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 43.06 years
    male: 42.2 years
    female: 43.94 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 7.03 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Ugandan(s)
    adjective: Ugandan

    Ethnic groups: Baganda 17%, Karamojong 12%, Basogo 8%, Iteso 8%, Langi 6%, Rwanda 6%, Bagisu 5%, Acholi 4%, Lugbara 4%, Bunyoro 3%, Batobo 3%, non-African (European, Asian, Arab) 1%, other 23%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 33%, Protestant 33%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 18%

    Languages: English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 61.8%
    male: 73.7%
    female: 50.2% (1995 est.)

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