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Population:

2,695,867 (July 2003 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 28.6% (male 395,074; female 376,870)
15-64 years: 64.5% (male 870,486; female 869,431)
65 years and over: 6.8% (male 82,022; female 101,984) (2003 est.)

Median age:

total: 26.5 years
male: 25.8 years
female: 27.2 years (2002)

Population growth rate:

0.61% (2003 est.)

Birth rate:

17.35 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)

Death rate:

5.42 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)

Net migration rate:

-5.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 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: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2003 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 13.26 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.17 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
male: 14.3 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 75.85 years
male: 73.84 years
female: 77.97 years (2003 est.)

Total fertility rate:

2.01 children born/woman (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

1.2% (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

20,000 (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:

980 (2001 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: 87.9%
male: 84.1%
female: 91.6% (2003 est.)