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Guatemala: People

People Guatemala
Population:
13,909,384 (July 2003 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 42.9% (male 3,052,658; female 2,908,428)
15-64 years: 53.8% (male 3,779,688; female 3,706,315)
65 years and over: 3.3% (male 215,653; female 246,642) (2003 est.)
Median age:
total: 18.3 years
male: 18.1 years
female: 18.5 years (2002)
Population growth rate:
2.66% (2003 est.)
Birth rate:
35.05 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Death rate:
6.78 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Net migration rate:
-1.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2003 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 37.92 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 37.09 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
male: 38.72 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 65.23 years
male: 64.31 years
female: 66.21 years (2003 est.)
Total fertility rate:
4.67 children born/woman (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
67,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
5,200 (2001 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Guatemalan(s)
adjective: Guatemalan
Ethnic groups:
Mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish or assimilated Amerindian - in local Spanish called Ladino), approximately 55%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian, approximately 43%, whites and others 2%
Religions:
Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs
Languages:
Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 70.6%
male: 78%
female: 63.3% (2003 est.)

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Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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