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Chile People

    Population: 14,973,843 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 28% (male 2,137,255; female 2,044,605)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 4,845,523; female 4,885,328)
    65 years and over: 7% (male 440,010; female 621,122) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.23% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 17.81 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.53 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 10.02 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.46 years
    male: 72.33 years
    female: 78.75 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.25 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Chilean(s)
    adjective: Chilean

    Ethnic groups: white and white-Amerindian 95%, Amerindian 3%, other 2%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish less than 1%

    Languages: Spanish

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 95.2%
    male: 95.4%
    female: 95% (1995 est.)

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