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Bangladesh People 2008

Population: 153,546,896 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 33.4% (male 26,364,370/female 24,859,792) 15-64 years: 63.1% (male 49,412,903/female 47,468,013) 65 years and over: 3.5% (male 2,912,321/female 2,529,502) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 22.8 years male: 22.8 years female: 22.9 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.022% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 28.86 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 8 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 1.15 male(s)/female total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 57.45 deaths/1,000 live births male: 58.44 deaths/1,000 live births female: 56.41 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 63.21 years male: 63.14 years female: 63.28 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.08 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 13,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 650 (2001 est.)
Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria are high risks in some locations water contact disease: leptospirosis animal contact disease: rabies note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2008)
Nationality: noun: Bangladeshi(s) adjective: Bangladeshi
Ethnic groups: Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims) (1998)
Religions: Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)
Languages: Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 43.1% male: 53.9% female: 31.8% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 8 years male: 8 years female: 8 years (2004)
Education expenditures: 2.7% of GDP (2005)

NOTE: The information regarding Bangladesh on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bangladesh People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bangladesh People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.