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note: estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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72.6 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 25.7% (male 6,236,484/female 6,038,576)
15-64 years: 68.9% (male 16,300,380/female 16,627,045)
65 years and over: 5.4% (male 1,098,344/female 1,457,352) (2008 est.)
Median Age
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total: 27.8 years
male: 27.2 years
female: 28.4 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
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0.8% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
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17.23 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
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9.23 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
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Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 49.12 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 55.53 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 42.33 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 62.94 years
male: 60.73 years
female: 65.28 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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1.92 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
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1.2% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
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330,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
20,000 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact disease: leptospirosis
animal contact disease: rabies
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2008)
noun: Burmese (singular and plural)
adjective: Burmese
Ethnic groups
Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%
Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.9%
male: 93.9%
female: 86.4% (2006 est.)

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