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Honduras People

    Population: 5,997,327 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 41% (male 1,262,190; female 1,217,752)
    15-64 years: 55% (male 1,643,550; female 1,665,666)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 98,715; female 109,454) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.24% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 30.98 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.14 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.46 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: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.9 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 40.84 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 64.68 years
    male: 63.16 years
    female: 66.27 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.97 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Honduran(s)
    adjective: Honduran

    Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant minority

    Languages: Spanish, Amerindian dialects

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 72.7%
    male: 72.6%
    female: 72.7% (1995 est.)

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