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    China People 2000

      Population: 1,261,832,482 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 25% (male 168,040,006; female 152,826,953)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 439,736,737; female 413,454,673)
      65 years and over: 7% (male 41,200,297; female 46,573,816) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.9% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 16.12 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.73 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.15 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 28.92 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.38 years
      male: 69.6 years
      female: 73.33 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.82 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Chinese (singular and plural)
      adjective: Chinese

      Ethnic groups: Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities 8.1%

      Religions: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 2%-3%, Christian 1% (est.)
      note: officially atheist

      Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 81.5%
      male: 89.9%
      female: 72.7% (1995 est.)

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