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    Jamaica People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/jamaica/jamaica_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 2,680,029 (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 29.1% (male 399,249; female 380,864)
      15-64 years: 64.1% (male 858,433; female 859,174)
      65 years and over: 6.8% (male 81,321; female 100,988) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 0.56% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 17.74 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 5.45 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate -6.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
      total population: 1 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 13.71 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 75.64 years
      female: 77.73 years (2002 est.)
      male: 73.65 years

      Total fertility rate 2.05 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.71% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 9,900 (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths 650 (1999 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Jamaican(s)
      adjective: Jamaican

      Ethnic groups black 90.9%, East Indian 1.3%, white 0.2%, Chinese 0.2%, mixed 7.3%, other 0.1%

      Religions Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Baptist 8.8%, Anglican 5.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Brethren 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other, including some spiritual cults 34.7%

      Languages English, patois English

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
      total population: 85%
      male: 80.8%
      female: 89.1% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Jamaica on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jamaica People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jamaica People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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