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Guyana People 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population:
772,298
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: 25.7% (male 101,319/female 97,505)
15-64 years: 68.7% (male 268,058/female 262,595)
65 years and over: 5.5% (male 17,938/female 24,883) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 28.7 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 29.2 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.181% (2009 est.)

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

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

Net migration rate:
-7.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 28% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 0% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 29.65 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 33.02 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 26.11 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 66.68 years
male: 64.09 years
female: 69.4 years (2009 est.)


See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


See also: Health Performance

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

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
2.5% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
13,000 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 1,000 (2007 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2009)

Nationality:
noun: Guyanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Guyanese

Ethnic groups:
East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5% (2002 census)

Religions:
Hindu 28.4%, Pentecostal 16.9%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%, Jehovah Witness 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, Muslim 7.2%, other 4.3%, none 4.3% (2002 census)

Languages:
English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.8%
male: 99.1%
female: 98.5% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2005)

Education expenditures:
8.3% of GDP (2006)


NOTE: The information regarding Guyana 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 Guyana People 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guyana People 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.



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