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Panama People

    Population: 2,778,526 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 32% (male 446,792; female 429,811)
    15-64 years: 63% (male 882,541; female 859,455)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 76,648; female 83,279) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.53% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 21.69 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.14 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.92 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 23.35 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 74.66 years
    male: 71.91 years
    female: 77.51 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.54 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Panamanian(s)
    adjective: Panamanian

    Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Amerindian 6%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%

    Languages: Spanish (official), English 14%
    note: many Panamanians bilingual

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 90.8%
    male: 91.4%
    female: 90.2% (1995 est.)

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