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    Thailand 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: 23.9% (male 7,988,529/female 7,633,405)
      15-64 years: 68.6% (male 22,195,625/female 22,731,767)
      65 years and over: 7.5% (male 2,251,112/female 2,643,933) (2005 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 30.88 years
      male: 30.11 years
      female: 31.66 years (2005 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      0.87% (2005 est.)

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

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

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

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 20.48 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 21.83 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 19.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.57 years
      male: 69.39 years
      female: 73.88 years (2005 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

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

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      1.5% (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      570,000 (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      58,000 (2003 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A
      vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, and plague are high risks in some locations
      animal contact disease: rabies
      water contact disease: leptospirosis (2004)

      noun: Thai (singular and plural)
      adjective: Thai

      Ethnic groups:
      Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%

      Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1% (2000 census)

      Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 92.6%
      male: 94.9%
      female: 90.5% (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Thailand 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 Thailand People 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Thailand People 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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