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PHILIPPINES

The majority of Philippine people are of Malay stock, descendants of Indonesians and Malays who migrated to the islands long before the Christian era. The most significant ethnic minority group is the Chinese, who have played an important role in commerce since the ninth century, when they first came to the islands to trade. As a result of intermarriage, many Filipinos have some Chinese and Spanish ancestry. Americans and Spaniards constitute the next largest alien minorities in the country.

Population:

97,976,603 (July 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 13

Age structure:

0-14 years: 35.2% (male 17,606,352/female 16,911,376)
15-64 years: 60.6% (male 29,679,327/female 29,737,919)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 1,744,248/female 2,297,381) (2009 est.)

Median age:

total: 22.5 years
male: 22 years
female: 23 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:

1.957% (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 61

Birth rate:

26.01 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 64

Death rate:

5.1 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 187

Net migration rate:

-1.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 133

Urbanization:

urban population: 65% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 3% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 20.56 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 104
male: 23.17 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 17.83 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 71.09 years
country comparison to the world: 133
male: 68.17 years
female: 74.15 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate:

3.27 children born/woman (2009 est.)

country comparison to the world: 63

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

less than 0.1% (2003 est.)

country comparison to the world: 145

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

8,300 (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 110

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

fewer than 200 (2007 est.)

country comparison to the world: 119

Major infectious diseases:

degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2009)

Nationality:

noun: Filipino(s)
adjective: Philippine

Ethnic groups:

Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census)

Religions:

Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)

Languages:

Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.6%
male: 92.5%
female: 92.7% (2000 census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2006)

Education expenditures:

2.5% of GDP (2005)

country comparison to the world: 158


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