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Jamaica:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
2,804,332 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
258.9 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 32% (male 455,871/female 440,928)
15-64 years: 60.6% (male 837,241/female 861,906)
65 years and over: 7.4% (male 93,415/female 114,971) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 23.4 years
male: 22.9 years
female: 24 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.779% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
20.04 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.37 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-5.88 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 15.57 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 16.19 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.92 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 73.59 years
male: 71.88 years
female: 75.38 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.3 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.2% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
22,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
900 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Jamaican(s)
adjective: Jamaican
Ethnic groups
Definition
black 91.2%, mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6% (2001 census)
Religions
Definition
Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9%, (2001 census)
Languages
Definition
English, English patois
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: 91.6% (2003 est.)


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