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    Panama People 2000

      Population: 2,808,268 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 31% (male 439,590; female 422,949)
      15-64 years: 63% (male 901,793; female 878,138)
      65 years and over: 6% (male 79,330; female 86,468) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.34% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 19.53 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 4.95 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -1.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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 (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 20.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 75.47 years
      male: 72.74 years
      female: 78.31 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.32 children born/woman (2000 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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