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Cuba People

    Population: 11,096,395 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 22% (male 1,236,899; female 1,172,560)
    15-64 years: 69% (male 3,820,255; female 3,801,768)
    65 years and over: 9% (male 496,772; female 568,141) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.4% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 12.9 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.38 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.52 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 7.81 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.78 years
    male: 73.41 years
    female: 78.3 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.58 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Cuban(s)
    adjective: Cuban

    Ethnic groups: mulatto 51%, white 37%, black 11%, Chinese 1%

    Religions: nominally 85% Roman Catholic prior to CASTRO assuming power; Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented

    Languages: Spanish

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 95.7%
    male: 96.2%
    female: 95.3% (1995 est.)

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