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Namibia People 2007

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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 2007 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 37.7% (male 390,448/female 383,698)
15-64 years: 58.6% (male 606,239/female 597,512)
65 years and over: 3.8% (male 34,926/female 42,257) (2007 est.)

Median age:
total: 20.2 years
male: 20.1 years
female: 20.3 years (2007 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.478% (2007 est.)

Birth rate:
23.52 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Death rate:
19.15 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Net migration rate:
0.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.018 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.015 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.827 male(s)/female
total population: 1.008 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 47.23 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 51.03 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 43.33 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 43.11 years
male: 44.39 years
female: 41.79 years (2007 est.)

See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

See also: Health Performance

Total fertility rate:
2.94 children born/woman (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
21.3% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
210,000 (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
16,000 (2003 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria
water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2007)

noun: Namibian(s)
adjective: Namibian

Ethnic groups:
black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
note: about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups includes Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%

Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%

English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85%
male: 86.8%
female: 83.5% (2001 census)

NOTE: The information regarding Namibia on this page is re-published from the 2007 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Namibia People 2007 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Namibia People 2007 should be addressed to the CIA.

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