People and Society in Brazil

Nationality
noun:
Brazilian(s)
adjective:
Brazilian
Ethnic groups
white 53.7%, mulatto (mixed white and black) 38.5%, black 6.2%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 0.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2000 census)
Languages
Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language)
less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages
Religions
Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census)
Population
199,321,413 (July 2012 est.)
rank:
5
Brazil conducted a census in August 2000, which reported a population of 169,872,855; that figure was about 3.8% lower than projections by the US Census Bureau, and is close to the implied underenumeration of 4.6% for the 1991 census
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Age structure
0-14 years:
26.2% (male 27,219,651/female 26,180,040)
15-64 years:
67% (male 67,524,642/female 68,809,357)
65 years and over:
6.7% (male 5,796,433/female 7,899,650) (2011 est.)
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Median age
total:
29.6 years
male:
28.8 years
female:
30.5 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate
1.102% (2012 est.)
rank:
108
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Birth rate
17.48 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
108
Death rate
6.38 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
rank:
153
Net migration rate
-0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
119
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Urbanization
urban population:
87% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization:
1.1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population
Sao Paulo 19.96 million; Rio de Janeiro 11.836 million; Belo Horizonte 5.736 million; Porto Alegre 4.034 million; BRASILIA (capital) 3.789 million (2009)
Sex ratio
at birth:
1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years:
1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.74 male(s)/female
total population:
0.98 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
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Maternal mortality rate
56 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
rank:
104
Infant mortality rate
total:
20.5 deaths/1,000 live births
rank:
94
male:
23.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female:
16.93 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population:
72.79 years
rank:
123
male:
69.24 years
female:
76.53 years (2012 est.)
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Total fertility rate
1.82 children born/woman (2012 est.)
rank:
151
Health expenditures
9% of GDP (2009)
rank:
43
Physicians density
1.72 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
Hospital bed density
2.4 beds/1,000 population (2009)
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HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
11.1% (2003)
rank:
52
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
2.2% (2007)
rank:
109
Education expenditures
5% of GDP (2007)
rank:
55
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Literacy
definition:
age 15 and over can read and write
total population:
88.6%
male:
88.4%
female:
88.8% (2004 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total:
14 years
male:
14 years
female:
14 years (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total:
17.8%
rank:
65
male:
13.9%
female:
23.1% (2009)
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