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    Eritrea People - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/eritrea/eritrea_people.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      4,447,307 (July 2004 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 44.8% (male 998,404; female 993,349)
      15-64 years: 51.9% (male 1,140,892; female 1,166,481)
      65 years and over: 3.3% (male 72,776; female 75,405) (2004 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 17.5 years
      male: 17.3 years
      female: 17.7 years (2004 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      2.57% (2004 est.)

      Birth rate:
      39.03 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Death rate:
      13.36 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population
      note: UNHCR began repatriating about 150,000 Eritrean refugees from Sudan in 2001 following the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2000 (2004 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 75.59 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 67.94 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
      male: 83.03 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 52.7 years
      male: 51.32 years
      female: 54.12 years (2004 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      5.67 children born/woman (2004 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      2.8% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      55,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      350 (2001 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Eritrean(s)
      adjective: Eritrean

      Ethnic groups:
      ethnic Tigrinya 50%, Tigre and Kunama 40%, Afar 4%, Saho (Red Sea coast dwellers) 3%, other 3%

      Religions:
      Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant

      Languages:
      Afar, Arabic, Tigre and Kunama, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages

      Literacy:
      definition: NA
      total population: 58.6%
      male: 69.9%
      female: 47.6% (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Eritrea on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Eritrea People 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Eritrea People 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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