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Belize:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
301,270 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
13.2 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 38.4% (male 58,987/female 56,674)
15-64 years: 58.1% (male 88,521/female 86,450)
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 5,095/female 5,543) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 20.1 years
male: 20 years
female: 20.3 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.207% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
27.84 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.77 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.92 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 23.65 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 26.35 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 20.81 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 68.19 years
male: 66.39 years
female: 70.08 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.44 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.4% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
3,600 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 200 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: intermediate
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Belizean(s)
adjective: Belizean
Ethnic groups
Definition
mestizo 48.7%, Creole 24.9%, Maya 10.6%, Garifuna 6.1%, other 9.7% (2000 census)
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 49.6%, Protestant 27% (Pentecostal 7.4%, Anglican 5.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.2%, Mennonite 4.1%, Methodist 3.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.5%), other 14%, none 9.4% (2000)
Languages
Definition
Spanish 46%, Creole 32.9%, Mayan dialects 8.9%, English 3.9% (official), Garifuna 3.4% (Carib), German 3.3%, other 1.4%, unknown 0.2% (2000 census)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.9%
male: 76.7%
female: 77.1% (2000 census)


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