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    Mauritania People - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/mauritania/mauritania_people.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      3,177,388 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 45.6% (male 726,376/female 723,013)
      15-64 years: 52.2% (male 818,408/female 839,832)
      65 years and over: 2.2% (male 28,042/female 41,717) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 17 years
      male: 16.8 years
      female: 17.3 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      2.88% (2006 est.)

      Birth rate:
      40.99 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Death rate:
      12.16 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 69.48 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 72.44 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 66.43 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 53.12 years
      male: 50.88 years
      female: 55.42 years (2006 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      5.86 children born/woman (2006 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.6% (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      9,500 (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      less than 500 (2003 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: very high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne diseases: malaria and Rift Valley fever are high risks in some locations
      respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis (2005)

      Nationality:
      noun: Mauritanian(s)
      adjective: Mauritanian

      Ethnic groups:
      mixed Maur/black 40%, Moor 30%, black 30%

      Religions:
      Muslim 100%

      Languages:
      Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 41.7%
      male: 51.8%
      female: 31.9% (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Mauritania on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mauritania People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritania People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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