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Haiti People

    Population: 6,884,264 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 42% (male 1,464,529; female 1,420,772)
    15-64 years: 54% (male 1,783,884; female 1,932,240)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 140,932; female 141,907) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.53% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 32.55 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 13.97 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -3.26 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: 0.92 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.99 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 97.64 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 51.65 years
    male: 49.53 years
    female: 53.88 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 4.59 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Haitian(s)
    adjective: Haitian

    Ethnic groups: black 95%, mulatto plus white 5%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3% (1982)
    note: roughly one-half of the population also practices Voodoo

    Languages: French (official) 20%, Creole

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 45%
    male: 48%
    female: 42.2% (1995 est.)

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