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    Vietnam People 2000

      Population: 78,773,873 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 33% (male 13,353,828; female 12,516,289)
      15-64 years: 62% (male 23,691,412; female 24,951,397)
      65 years and over: 5% (male 1,696,708; female 2,564,239) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.49% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 21.62 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.26 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.66 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 31.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 69.27 years
      male: 66.84 years
      female: 71.87 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.53 children born/woman (2000 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, Muslim, 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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