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Uruguay People

    Population: 3,308,523 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 24% (male 407,990; female 388,293)
    15-64 years: 63% (male 1,026,554; female 1,054,513)
    65 years and over: 13% (male 179,331; female 251,842) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.73% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 16.84 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.81 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 13.49 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.83 years
    male: 72.69 years
    female: 79.15 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.27 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Uruguayan(s)
    adjective: Uruguayan

    Ethnic groups: white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian, practically nonexistent

    Religions: Roman Catholic 66% (less than one-half of the adult population attends church regularly), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, nonprofessing or other 30%

    Languages: Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 97.3%
    male: 96.9%
    female: 97.7% (1995 est.)

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