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    Afghanistan People - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/afghanistan/afghanistan_people.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      31,056,997 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 44.6% (male 7,095,117/female 6,763,759)
      15-64 years: 53% (male 8,436,716/female 8,008,463)
      65 years and over: 2.4% (male 366,642/female 386,300) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 17.6 years
      male: 17.6 years
      female: 17.6 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      2.67% (2006 est.)

      Birth rate:
      46.6 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Death rate:
      20.34 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      0.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 160.23 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 164.77 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 155.45 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 43.34 years
      male: 43.16 years
      female: 43.53 years (2006 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      6.69 children born/woman (2006 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.01% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      NA

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      NA

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne disease: malaria is a high risk countrywide below 2,000 meters from March through November
      animal contact disease: rabies (2005)

      Nationality:
      noun: Afghan(s)
      adjective: Afghan

      Ethnic groups:
      Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%, Turkmen 3%, Baloch 2%, other 4%

      Religions:
      Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%, other 1%

      Languages:
      Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 50%, Pashtu (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 36%
      male: 51%
      female: 21% (1999 est.)

      People - note:
      of the estimated 4 million refugees in October 2001, 2.3 million have returned


      NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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