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Paraguay People

    Population: 5,434,095 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 39% (male 1,086,107; female 1,049,833)
    15-64 years: 56% (male 1,528,127; female 1,517,213)
    65 years and over: 5% (male 116,761; female 136,054) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.65% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 31.87 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.23 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.09 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: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 36.35 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 72.43 years
    male: 70.47 years
    female: 74.49 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 4.22 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Paraguayan(s)
    adjective: Paraguayan

    Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, white plus Amerindian 5%

    Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, Mennonite and other Protestant denominations

    Languages: Spanish (official), Guarani

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 92.1%
    male: 93.5%
    female: 90.6% (1995 est.)

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