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    Yemen People 2000

      Population: 17,479,206 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 47% (male 4,220,621; female 4,076,902)
      15-64 years: 49% (male 4,416,139; female 4,224,474)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 275,590; female 265,480) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 3.36% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 43.44 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 9.86 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.04 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 70.28 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 59.83 years
      male: 58.1 years
      female: 61.64 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 7.05 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Yemeni(s)
      adjective: Yemeni

      Ethnic groups: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans

      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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