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Population Growth Rate
Study the chart, and then complete the exercises below.

Chart 1. Total World Population by Country Income Group, 1980, 1998, 2015


Between 1980 and 2000 total world population grew from 4.4 billion to 6 billion. Based on population projections, by 2015 at least another billion people will be added for a total of more than 7 billion. Most of this growth will take place in low- and middle-income countries.

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