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Guinea-Bissau:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
1,503,182 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
53.7 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 41% (male 307,353/female 308,726)
15-64 years: 55.9% (male 404,747/female 436,245)
65 years and over: 3.1% (male 18,819/female 27,292) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 19.2 years
male: 18.6 years
female: 19.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.035% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
36.4 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
16.05 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 101.64 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 111.74 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 91.25 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 47.52 years
male: 45.71 years
female: 49.39 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.72 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
10% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
17,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
1,200 (2001 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Guinean(s)
adjective: Guinean
Ethnic groups
Definition
African 99% (includes Balanta 30%, Fula 20%, Manjaca 14%, Mandinga 13%, Papel 7%), European and mulatto less than 1%
Religions
Definition
indigenous beliefs 50%, Muslim 45%, Christian 5%
Languages
Definition
Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 42.4%
male: 58.1%
female: 27.4% (2003 est.)


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