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Central African Republic People 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population:
4,511,488
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 40.9% (male 928,277/female 917,739)
15-64 years: 55% (male 1,235,940/female 1,244,958)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 71,439/female 113,135) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 18.8 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 19.1 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.491% (2009 est.)

Birth rate:
32.75 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate:
18.04 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate:
NA (2009 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 39% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 2.3% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 80.62 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 87.22 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 73.82 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 44.47 years
male: 44.4 years
female: 44.54 years (2009 est.)


See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


See also: Health Performance

Total fertility rate:
4.14 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
6.3% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
160,000 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
11,000 (2007 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
animal contact disease: rabies (2009)

Nationality:
noun: Central African(s)
adjective: Central African

Ethnic groups:
Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M'Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%

Religions:
indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%
note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority

Languages:
French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48.6%
male: 64.8%
female: 33.5% (2000 est.)

Education expenditures:
1.4% of GDP (2006)


NOTE: The information regarding Central African Republic on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Central African Republic People 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Central African Republic People 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.



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