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    Zimbabwe 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: 39.2% (male 2,522,609/female 2,474,131)
      15-64 years: 57.1% (male 3,686,354/female 3,592,662)
      65 years and over: 3.7% (male 235,478/female 235,756) (2005 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 19.26 years
      male: 19.28 years
      female: 19.24 years (2005 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      0.51% (2005 est.)

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

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

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population negligible migrant(s)/1,000 population
      note: there is an increasing flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa and Botswana in search of better economic opportunities (2005 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 67.69 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 70.32 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 64.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 36.67 years
      male: 37.21 years
      female: 36.11 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:
      24.6% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      1.8 million (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      170,000 (2003 est.)

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

      noun: Zimbabwean(s)
      adjective: Zimbabwean

      Ethnic groups:
      African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%

      syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%

      English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write English
      total population: 90.7%
      male: 94.2%
      female: 87.2% (2003 est.)

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

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