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Vietnam People

    Population: 77,311,210 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 34% (male 13,377,315; female 12,603,906)
    15-64 years: 61% (male 22,934,553; female 24,277,488)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 1,645,288; female 2,472,660) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.37% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 20.78 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 6.56 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.53 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 34.84 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 68.1 years
    male: 65.71 years
    female: 70.64 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.41 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Vietnamese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Vietnamese

    Ethnic groups: Vietnamese 85%-90%, Chinese 3%, Muong, Tai, Meo, Khmer, Man, Cham

    Religions: Buddhist, Taoist, Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs, Islam, Protestant, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao

    Languages: Vietnamese (official), Chinese, English, French, Khmer, tribal languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 93.7%
    male: 96.5%
    female: 91.2% (1995 est.)

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