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CHILE

The major ethnic groups in Chile are Mestizo (mixed native American and European ancestry), which comprise 66 percent of the population; Europeans, which compromise 25 percent of the population and native American who make up 7 percent. Literacy is very high in Chile, and the majority of the people are Roman Catholic.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:

15,498,930 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:

0-14 years: 26.9% (male 2,127,696; female 2,033,201)
15-64 years: 65.6% (male 5,070,476; female 5,103,490)
65 years and over: 7.5% (male 482,846; female 681,221) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:

1.09% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:

16.46 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:

5.59 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:

0 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: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:

9.12 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 76.14 years
female: 79.62 years (2002 est.)
male: 72.83 years
Total fertility rate:

2.13 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

0.19% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

15,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:

1,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality:

noun: Chilean(s)
adjective: Chilean
Ethnic groups:

white and white-Amerindian 95%, Amerindian 3%, other 2%
Religions:

Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish NEGL%
Languages:

Spanish
Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.2%
male: 95.4%
female: 95% (1995 est.)