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    Cameroon People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/cameroon/cameroon_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 16,184,748
      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 and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 42.1% (male 3,443,505; female 3,367,571)
      15-64 years: 54.5% (male 4,431,524; female 4,392,155)
      65 years and over: 3.4% (male 253,242; female 296,751) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 2.36% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 35.66 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 12.08 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate NA migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 68.79 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 54.36 years
      female: 55.23 years (2002 est.)
      male: 53.51 years

      Total fertility rate 4.72 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 7.73% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 540,000 (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths 52,000 (1999 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Cameroonian(s)
      adjective: Cameroonian

      Ethnic groups Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%

      Religions indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

      Languages 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 63.4%
      male: 75%
      female: 52.1% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Cameroon on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cameroon People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cameroon People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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