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    Korea, North People - 2004

      22,697,553 (July 2004 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 24.6% (male 2,836,991; female 2,755,127)
      15-64 years: 67.8% (male 7,575,590; female 7,812,878)
      65 years and over: 7.6% (male 583,463; female 1,133,504) (2004 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 31.4 years
      male: 30.2 years
      female: 32.6 years (2004 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      0.98% (2004 est.)

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

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

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.52 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 24.84 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 23 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
      male: 26.59 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 71.08 years
      male: 68.38 years
      female: 73.92 years (2004 est.)

      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy

      See also: Health Performance

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

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:

      noun: Korean(s)
      adjective: Korean

      Ethnic groups:
      racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

      traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
      note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom


      definition: age 15 and over can read and write Korean
      total population: 99%
      male: 99%
      female: 99%

      NOTE: The information regarding Korea, North 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 Korea, North People 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, North People 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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