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Laos PEOPLE 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Laos PEOPLE 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 5, 2013

Nationality:
noun: Lao(s) or Laotian(s)
adjective: Lao or Laotian

Ethnic groups:
Lao 55%, Khmou 11%, Hmong 8%, other (over 100 minor ethnic groups) 26% (2005 census)

Languages:
Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages

Religions:
Buddhist 67%, Christian 1.5%, other and unspecified 31.5% (2005 census)

Population:
6,586,266 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 102
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 36.1% (male 1,198,980/female 1,180,800)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 21.2% (male 694,251/female 704,101)
25-54 years: 34.2% (male 1,112,528/female 1,141,476)
55-64 years: 4.7% (male 151,755/female 157,350)
65 years and over: 3.7% (male 110,451/female 134,574) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 21.4 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 21.1 years
female: 21.6 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.655% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 73
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Birth rate:
25.68 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 57
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
7.99 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 101
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Net migration rate:
-1.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 154
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 33% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 4.9% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
VIENTIANE (capital) 799,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
470 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 20
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Infant mortality rate:
total: 57.77 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 34
male: 63.68 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 51.62 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 62.77 years
country comparison to the world: 180
male: 60.85 years
female: 64.76 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
3.06 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 60
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
6.5% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 92
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Physicians density:
0.272 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
1.2 beds/1,000 population (2005)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 86% of population
rural: 38% of population
total: 53% of population
unimproved:
urban: 14% of population
rural: 62% of population
total: 47% of population

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.2% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 107
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
8,500 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 106
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 200 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 111
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
1.2% (2000)
country comparison to the world: 69
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
31.6% (2006)
country comparison to the world: 16
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
2.3% of GDP (2008)
country comparison to the world: 150
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 73%
male: 83%
female: 63% (2005 Census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 9 years
male: 10 years
female: 9 years (2008)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Laos on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Laos PEOPLE 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos PEOPLE 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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