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Paraguay:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
6,831,306 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
17.2 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 36.9% (male 1,283,311/female 1,240,769)
15-64 years: 57.9% (male 1,988,256/female 1,968,869)
65 years and over: 5.1% (male 161,811/female 188,290) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 21.7 years
male: 21.5 years
female: 22 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.39% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
28.47 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.49 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.07 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: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 25.55 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 29.74 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 21.16 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 75.56 years
male: 72.99 years
female: 78.26 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.8 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.5% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
15,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
600 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: intermediate
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: dengue fever and malaria (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Paraguayan(s)
adjective: Paraguayan
Ethnic groups
Definition
mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1% (2002 census)
Languages
Definition
Spanish (official), Guarani (official)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94%
male: 94.9%
female: 93% (2003 est.)


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