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Mauritania People 2008
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SOURCE: 2008 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population:
3,270,065 (July 2007 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 45.5% (male 744,995/female 741,369)
15-64 years: 52.4% (male 845,272/female 866,998)
65 years and over: 2.2% (male 28,564/female 42,867) (2007 est.)

Median age:
total: 17.1 years
male: 16.8 years
female: 17.4 years (2007 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.867% (2007 est.)

Birth rate:
40.56 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Death rate:
11.89 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.005 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.975 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.666 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 68.07 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 71.07 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 64.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 53.51 years
male: 51.24 years
female: 55.85 years (2007 est.)


See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


See also: Health Performance

Total fertility rate:
5.78 children born/woman (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.6% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
9,500 (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less than 500 (2003 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and Rift Valley fever are high risks in some locations
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis (2007)

Nationality:
noun: Mauritanian(s)
adjective: Mauritanian

Ethnic groups:
mixed Moor/black 40%, Moor 30%, black 30%

Religions:
Muslim 100%

Languages:
Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 51.2%
male: 59.5%
female: 43.4% (2000 census)


NOTE: The information regarding Mauritania 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 Mauritania People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritania People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.



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