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    China People 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/china/china_people.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 1,236,914,658 (July 1998 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 26% (male 169,347,516; female 149,897,253)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 431,164,591; female 404,513,208)
      65 years and over: 6% (male 38,398,920; female 43,593,170) (July 1998 est.)

      Population growth rate 0.83% (1998 est.)

      Birth rate 15.73 births/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Death rate 6.99 deaths/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Net migration rate -0.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.15 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.13 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 45.46 deaths/1,000 live births (1998 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 69.59 years
      male: 68.32 years
      female: 71.06 years (1998 est.)

      Total fertility rate 1.8 children born/woman (1998 est.)

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

      Ethnic groups Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities 8.1%

      Religions Daoism (Taoism), Buddhism, Muslim 2%-3%, Christian 1% (est.)
      note: officially atheist, but traditionally pragmatic and eclectic

      Languages Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic divisions entry)

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 81.5%
      male: 89.9%
      female: 72.7% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China People 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China People 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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