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    Bahamas, The People 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 297,852
      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 2001 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 29.43% (male 44,179; female 43,486)
      15-64 years: 64.46% (male 94,329; female 97,674)
      65 years and over: 6.11% (male 7,618; female 10,566) (2001 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.93% (2001 est.)

      Birth rate: 19.1 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)

      Death rate: 7.14 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)

      Net migration rate: -2.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2001 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 17.03 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 70.46 years
      male: 67.27 years
      female: 73.71 years (2001 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.3 children born/woman (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 4.13% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 6,900 (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths: 500 (1999 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Bahamian(s)
      adjective: Bahamian

      Ethnic groups: black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%

      Religions: Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%

      Languages: English, Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 98.2%
      male: 98.5%
      female: 98% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Bahamas, The on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bahamas, The People 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bahamas, The People 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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