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Malaysia:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
25,274,133 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
76.9 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 31.8% (male 4,135,013/female 3,898,761)
15-64 years: 63.3% (male 8,026,755/female 7,965,332)
65 years and over: 4.9% (male 548,970/female 699,302) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 24.6 years
male: 24 years
female: 25.3 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.742% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
22.44 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.02 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
note: does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 16.39 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 18.92 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 13.68 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 73.03 years
male: 70.32 years
female: 75.94 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.98 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.4% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
52,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
2,000 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
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: Malaysian(s)
adjective: Malaysian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8% (2004 est.)
Religions
Definition
Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% (2000 census)
Languages
Definition
Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.7%
male: 92%
female: 85.4% (2000 census)


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