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What are some common characteristics of Cape Verdean women?

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Demographically, Cape Verdean women are mostly Creole, between the ages of 25 and 54, Roman Catholic, with a median age of 24.8, according to the CIA's World Factbook. At birth, life expectancy of Cape Verdean women is 73.89 years, as of 2014. The average woman in Cape Verde has 2.34 children, and has her first child at an average of 19.5 years of age.

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The majority of the population of Cape Verde is mixed Europeans and Africans, known as mestico or Crioulo. Seventy-one percent of Cape Verdeans are mixed, another 28 percent is African and 1 percent is European. The country's population, as of 2014, is 538,535. Of the total population, more than 105,000 are females between the ages of 25 and 54. There are more females than males in the overall population.

Roman Catholics dominate the island nation at 77.1 percent of the overall population, with another 3.7 percent Protestant and 4.3 percent "other" Christian. Nearly 11 percent of Cape Verdean women follow an unspecified religion, as of 2010 estimates.

As of 2012 statistics, 80.3 percent of females are literate, with a total adult literacy rate of 84.9 percent. Approximately 8.1 percent of the island nation's adolescent females were married, based on statistics gathered in 2012.

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