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Moldova PEOPLE 2015
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Nationality:
noun: Moldovan(s)
adjective: Moldovan

Ethnic groups:
Moldovan 75.8%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.9%, Gagauz 4.4%, Romanian 2.2%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1%, unspecified 0.4%
note: internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region (2004 est.)

Languages:
Moldovan 58.8% (official; virtually the same as the Romanian language), Romanian 16.4%, Russian 16%, Ukrainian 3.8%, Gagauz 3.1% (a Turkish language), Bulgarian 1.1%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.4%
note: percentages represent lanugage usually spoken (2004 est.)

Religions:
Orthodox 93.3%, Baptist 1%, other Christian 1.2%, other 0.9%, atheist 0.4%, none 1%, unspecified 2.2% (2004 est.)

Population:
3,583,288 (July 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 132
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 17.7% (male 326,968/female 306,948)
15-24 years: 14.2% (male 262,559/female 246,283)
25-54 years: 43.9% (male 785,392/female 786,421)
55-64 years: 13.1% (male 214,899/female 255,046)
65 years and over: 10.7% (male 151,629/female 247,143) (2014 est.) population pyramid:

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 39.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 23.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 16.1 %
potential support ratio: 6.2 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total: 35.7 years
male: 33.9 years
female: 37.7 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
-1.02% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 231
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
12.21 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 161
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
12.6 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-9.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 215
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 47.7% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.79% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
CHISINAU (capital) 677,000 (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.6 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth:
23.7 (2011 est.)
[see also: Mother's mean age at first birth country ranks ]

Maternal mortality rate:
41 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 114
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 12.93 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 122
male: 14.82 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.93 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 70.12 years
country comparison to the world: 152
male: 66.25 years
female: 74.24 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.56 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 183
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
67.8% (2005)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
11.4% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
3.64 physicians/1,000 population (2011)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
6.2 beds/1,000 population (2011)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 93.7% of population
total: 96.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 6.3% of population
total: 3.5% of population (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 89.2% of population
rural: 84.4% of population
total: 86.7% of population
unimproved:
urban: 10.8% of population
rural: 15.6% of population
total: 13.3% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.7% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 59
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
18,700 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 83
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
1,300 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 68
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
21.2% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 91
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
3.2% (2005)
country comparison to the world: 111
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
8.4% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 10
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99.5%
female: 98.5% (2011 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2012)

Child labor - children ages 5-14:
total number: 72,364
percentage: 16 % (2009 est.)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 13.1%
country comparison to the world: 95
male: 12.8%
female: 13.4% (2012)


NOTE: The information regarding Moldova on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Moldova PEOPLE 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova PEOPLE 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.



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