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Bolivia People

    Population: 7,982,850 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 39% (male 1,573,391; female 1,540,123)
    15-64 years: 56% (male 2,199,077; female 2,307,490)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 164,213; female 198,556) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.96% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 30.72 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 9.61 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 62.02 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 61.43 years
    male: 58.51 years
    female: 64.51 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.93 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Bolivian(s)
    adjective: Bolivian

    Ethnic groups: Quechua 30%, Aymara 25%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 30%, white 15%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist)

    Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 83.1%
    male: 90.5%
    female: 76% (1995 est.)

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