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    Uganda People - 2006

      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 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 50% (male 7,091,763/female 6,996,385)
      15-64 years: 47.8% (male 6,762,071/female 6,727,230)
      65 years and over: 2.2% (male 266,931/female 351,374) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 15 years
      male: 14.9 years
      female: 15.1 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      3.37% (2006 est.)

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

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

      Net migration rate:
      -1.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
      total population: 1 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 66.15 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 69.51 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 62.69 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 52.67 years
      male: 51.68 years
      female: 53.69 years (2006 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

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

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      4.1% (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      530,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      78,000 (2003 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: very high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne diseases: malaria and African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) are high risks in some locations
      water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2005)

      noun: Ugandan(s)
      adjective: Ugandan

      Ethnic groups:
      Baganda 17%, Ankole 8%, Basoga 8%, Iteso 8%, Bakiga 7%, Langi 6%, Rwanda 6%, Bagisu 5%, Acholi 4%, Lugbara 4%, Batoro 3%, Bunyoro 3%, Alur 2%, Bagwere 2%, Bakonjo 2%, Jopodhola 2%, Karamojong 2%, Rundi 2%, non-African (European, Asian, Arab) 1%, other 8%

      Roman Catholic 33%, Protestant 33%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 18%

      English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 69.9%
      male: 79.5%
      female: 60.4% (2003 est.)

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

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