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Sudan People
Population:
39,148,162 (July 2004 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 43.7% (male 8,730,609; female 8,358,569)
15-64 years: 54.1% (male 10,588,634; female 10,571,199)
65 years and over: 2.3% (male 490,869; female 408,282) (2004 est.)
Median age:
total: 17.9 years
male: 17.7 years
female: 18.1 years (2004 est.)
Population growth rate:
2.64% (2004 est.)
Birth rate:
35.79 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate:
9.37 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Net migration rate:
-0.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.2 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 64.05 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 63.26 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
male: 64.8 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 58.13 years
male: 56.96 years
female: 59.36 years (2004 est.)
Total fertility rate:
4.97 children born/woman (2004 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
2.6% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
450,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
23,000 (2001 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Sudanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Sudanese
Ethnic groups:
black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, foreigners 2%, other 1%
Religions:
Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
Languages:
Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English
note: program of "Arabization" in process
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.1%
male: 71.8%
female: 50.5% (2003 est.)
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