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    Malaysia People - 2006

      24,385,858 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 32.6% (male 4,093,859/female 3,862,730)
      15-64 years: 62.6% (male 7,660,680/female 7,613,537)
      65 years and over: 4.7% (male 509,260/female 645,792) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 24.1 years
      male: 23.6 years
      female: 24.8 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      1.78% (2006 est.)

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

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

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population
      note: does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 17.16 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 19.87 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 14.25 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 72.5 years
      male: 69.8 years
      female: 75.38 years (2006 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

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

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.4% (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      52,000 (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      2,000 (2003 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria are high risks in some locations (2005)

      noun: Malaysian(s)
      adjective: Malaysian

      Ethnic groups:
      Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8% (2004 est.)

      Muslim, Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh; note - in addition, Shamanism is practiced in East Malaysia

      Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
      note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 88.7%
      male: 92%
      female: 85.4% (2002)

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

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