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Dominican Republic People

    Population: 8,129,734 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 35% (male 1,447,435; female 1,393,122)
    15-64 years: 61% (male 2,501,206; female 2,426,564)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 171,049; female 190,358) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.62% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 25.97 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.66 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -4.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.9 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 42.52 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 70.07 years
    male: 67.86 years
    female: 72.4 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.03 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Dominican(s)
    adjective: Dominican

    Ethnic groups: white 16%, black 11%, mixed 73%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 95%

    Languages: Spanish

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 82.1%
    male: 82%
    female: 82.2% (1995 est.)

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