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Cameroon:
People

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Population
Definition - World rank and map
18,467,692
note: estimates for this country explicitly 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
Definition - World rank and map
39.3 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 41.1% (male 3,826,232/female 3,757,859)
15-64 years: 55.7% (male 5,164,338/female 5,122,817)
65 years and over: 3.2% (male 274,821/female 321,625) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 19 years
male: 18.9 years
female: 19.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.218% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
34.59 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
12.41 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 64.57 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 69.39 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 59.62 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 53.3 years
male: 52.54 years
female: 54.08 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.41 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.9% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
560,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
49,000 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis
animal contact disease: rabies (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Cameroonian(s)
adjective: Cameroonian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
Religions
Definition
indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
Languages
Definition
24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 67.9%
male: 77%
female: 59.8% (2001 est.)


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