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Guinea:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
10,211,437 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
41.5 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 44.3% (male 2,282,453/female 2,239,611)
15-64 years: 52.5% (male 2,684,444/female 2,680,472)
65 years and over: 3.2% (male 142,327/female 182,130) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 17.7 years
male: 17.5 years
female: 17.9 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.612% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
41.31 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
15.19 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 87.17 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 92.23 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 81.96 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 49.8 years
male: 48.66 years
female: 50.97 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.71 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.2% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
140,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
9,000 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis
aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa fever (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Guinean(s)
adjective: Guinean
Ethnic groups
Definition
Peuhl 40%, Malinke 30%, Soussou 20%, smaller ethnic groups 10%
Religions
Definition
Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
Languages
Definition
French (official); note - each ethnic group has its own language
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 29.5%
male: 42.6%
female: 18.1% (2003 est.)


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