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Uzbekistan People

    Population: 24,102,473 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 37% (male 4,556,973; female 4,413,617)
    15-64 years: 58% (male 6,938,090; female 7,068,839)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 443,604; female 681,350) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.32% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 23.43 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.75 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -2.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.65 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 71.58 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 63.91 years
    male: 60.29 years
    female: 67.71 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.82 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Uzbekistani(s)
    adjective: Uzbekistani

    Ethnic groups: Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5% (1996 est.)

    Religions: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%

    Languages: Uzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99%
    male: 99%
    female: 99% (yearend 1996)

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