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Guyana:
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Population
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770,794
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
3.9 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 25.9% (male 101,712/female 97,907)
15-64 years: 68.7% (male 267,239/female 262,188)
65 years and over: 5.4% (male 17,610/female 24,138) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 28.2 years
male: 27.7 years
female: 28.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.211% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
17.85 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
8.29 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-7.45 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
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: 0.73 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 30.43 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 33.87 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 26.82 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 66.43 years
male: 63.81 years
female: 69.18 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.03 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.5% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
11,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
1,100 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Guyanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Guyanese
Ethnic groups
Definition
East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5% (2002 census)
Religions
Definition
Hindu 28.4%, Pentecostal 16.9%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%, Jehovah Witness 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, Muslim 7.2%, other 4.3%, none 4.3% (2002 census)
Languages
Definition
English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.1%
female: 98.5% (2003 est.)


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