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Zambia:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
11,669,534
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
15.8 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 45.4% (male 2,659,572/female 2,634,379)
15-64 years: 52.3% (male 3,045,536/female 3,053,465)
65 years and over: 2.4% (male 115,662/female 160,920) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 16.9 years
male: 16.8 years
female: 17.1 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.654% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
40.52 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
21.35 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-2.63 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 100.96 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 105.73 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 96.04 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 38.59 years
male: 38.49 years
female: 38.7 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.23 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
16.5% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
920,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
89,000 (2003 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 plague are high risks in some locations
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
animal contact disease: rabies (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Zambian(s)
adjective: Zambian
Ethnic groups
Definition
African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2%
Religions
Definition
Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Languages
Definition
English (official), major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write English
total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: 74.8% (2003 est.)


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