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    World People - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/world/world_people.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      6,525,170,264 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 27.4% (male 919,219,446/female 870,242,271)
      15-64 years: 65.2% (male 2,152,066,888/female 2,100,334,722)
      65 years and over: 7.4% (male 213,160,216/female 270,146,721)
      note: some countries do not maintain age structure information, thus a slight discrepancy exists betwen the total world population and the total for world age structure (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 27.6 years
      male: 27 years
      female: 28.2 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      1.14% (2006 est.)

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

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

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 48.87 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 50.98 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 46.65 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 64.77 years
      male: 63.16 years
      female: 66.47 years (2006 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

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

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      NA

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      NA

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      NA

      Religions:
      Christians 33.03% (of which Roman Catholics 17.33%, Protestants 5.8%, Orthodox 3.42%, Anglicans 1.23%), Muslims 20.12%, Hindus 13.34%, Buddhists 5.89%, Sikhs 0.39%, Jews 0.23%, other religions 12.61%, non-religious 12.03%, atheists 2.36% (2004 est.)

      Languages:
      Mandarin Chinese 13.69%, Spanish 5.05%, English 4.84%, Hindi 2.82%, Portuguese 2.77%, Bengali 2.68%, Russian 2.27%, Japanese 1.99%, Standard German 1.49%, Wu Chinese 1.21% (2004 est.)
      note: percents are for "first language" speakers only

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 82%
      male: 87%
      female: 77%
      note: over two-thirds of the world's 785 million illiterate adults are found in only eight countries (India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Egypt); of all the illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in three regions, South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arab states, where around one-third of the men and half of all women are illiterate (2005 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding World 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 World People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about World People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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