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Yemen People

    Population: 16,942,230 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 48% (male 4,118,292; female 3,971,886)
    15-64 years: 49% (male 4,243,809; female 4,065,429)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 278,133; female 264,681) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.34% (1999 est.)

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

    Death rate: 9.88 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 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: 1.04 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.05 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 69.82 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 59.98 years
    male: 58.17 years
    female: 61.88 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 7.06 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Yemeni(s)
    adjective: Yemeni

    Ethnic groups: predominantly Arab; Afro-Arab concentrations in western coastal locations; South Asians in southern regions; small European communities in major metropolitan areas

    Religions: Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu

    Languages: Arabic

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 38%
    male: 53%
    female: 26% (1990 est.)

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