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    Congo, Republic of the People - 2005

      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 2005 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 37.3% (male 571,011/female 563,414)
      15-64 years: 59% (male 886,297/female 907,348)
      65 years and over: 3.7% (male 45,799/female 65,257) (2005 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 20.7 years
      male: 20.2 years
      female: 21.1 years (2005 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      1.31% (2005 est.)

      Birth rate:
      27.88 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

      Death rate:
      14.82 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.01 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 92.41 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 98.48 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 86.16 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 48.97 years
      male: 47.94 years
      female: 50.04 years (2005 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      3.54 children born/woman (2005 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      4.9% (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      90,000 (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      9,700 (2003 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: very high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne disease: malaria (2004)

      noun: Congolese (singular and plural)
      adjective: Congolese or Congo

      Ethnic groups:
      Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%
      note: Europeans estimated at 8,500, mostly French, before the 1997 civil war; may be half that in 1998, following the widespread destruction of foreign businesses in 1997

      Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%

      French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 83.8%
      male: 89.6%
      female: 78.4% (2003 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Congo, Republic of the on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Congo, Republic of the People 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Congo, Republic of the People 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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