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    Liberia People - 2006

      3,042,004 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 43.1% (male 656,016/female 653,734)
      15-64 years: 54.2% (male 816,443/female 832,152)
      65 years and over: 2.8% (male 40,591/female 43,068) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 18.1 years
      male: 18 years
      female: 18.3 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      4.91% (2006 est.)

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

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

      Net migration rate:
      27.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population
      note: at least 238,500 Liberian refugees are in surrounding countries; the uncertain security situation has hindered their ability to return (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 155.76 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 171.96 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 139.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 39.65 years
      male: 37.99 years
      female: 41.35 years (2006 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

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

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      5.9% (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      100,000 (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      7,200 (2003 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: very high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever are high risks in some locations
      water contact disease: schistosomiasis
      aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa fever (2005)

      noun: Liberian(s)
      adjective: Liberian

      Ethnic groups:
      indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)

      indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

      English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 57.5%
      male: 73.3%
      female: 41.6% (2003 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia 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 Liberia People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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