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Mexico People

    Population: 100,294,036 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 35% (male 17,987,500; female 17,289,875)
    15-64 years: 61% (male 29,610,813; female 31,216,342)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 1,873,986; female 2,315,520) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.73% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 24.99 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 4.83 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -2.84 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: 0.95 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 24.62 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 72 years
    male: 68.98 years
    female: 75.17 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.85 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Mexican(s)
    adjective: Mexican

    Ethnic groups: mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%

    Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%

    Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 89.6%
    male: 91.8%
    female: 87.4% (1995 est.)

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