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Iraq:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
28,221,181 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
65.3 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 39.2% (male 5,613,420/female 5,438,770)
15-64 years: 57.9% (male 8,270,573/female 8,057,423)
65 years and over: 3% (male 396,751/female 444,244) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 20.2 years
male: 20.1 years
female: 20.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.562% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
30.77 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.14 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: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 45.43 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 51.06 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 39.53 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 69.62 years
male: 68.32 years
female: 70.99 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.97 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
fewer than 500 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: intermediate
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
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)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Iraqi(s)
adjective: Iraqi
Ethnic groups
Definition
Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5%
Religions
Definition
Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
Languages
Definition
Arabic, Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Turkoman (a Turkish dialect), Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic), Armenian
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 74.1%
male: 84.1%
female: 64.2% (2000 est.)


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