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    Moldova People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/moldova/moldova_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 4,434,547 (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 21.7% (male 490,414; female 472,912)
      15-64 years: 68.2% (male 1,451,962; female 1,572,561)
      65 years and over: 10.1% (male 165,860; female 280,838) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 0.09% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 13.82 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 12.64 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate -0.28 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.59 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.91 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 42.16 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 64.74 years
      female: 69.31 years (2002 est.)
      male: 60.39 years

      Total fertility rate 1.71 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.2% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 4,500 (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths less than 100 (1999 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Moldovan(s)
      adjective: Moldovan

      Ethnic groups Moldovan/Romanian 64.5%, Ukrainian 13.8%, Russian 13%, Jewish 1.5%, Bulgarian 2%, Gagauz and other 5.2% (1989 est.)
      note: internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region

      Religions Eastern Orthodox 98.5%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist (only about 1,000 members) (1991)

      Languages Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian (official), Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 96%
      male: 99%
      female: 94% (1989 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Moldova 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 Moldova People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Moldova People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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