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Benin Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 9.19 12.122 15.62
Global Rank 90th 78th 79th
Global Population Share 0.132% 0.155% 0.182%
Global Population Density 79.97 105.71 133.68
Global Population Density Rank 34th 36th 38th
Average Life Expectancy 59.31 61.91 63.9
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 174th 182nd 186th
Fertility Rate 5.36 4.7 4.1
Fertility Rate Global Rank 18th 16th 17th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Benin Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 26 0.09%
Malaria 948 3.11%
Diarrheal diseases 967 3.17%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 17 0.06%
Neonatal infections 5548 18.19%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 8640 28.32%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 161 0.53%
Measles 88 0.29%
Road accidents 130 0.43%
Digestive diseases 110 0.36%
Cardiovascular disease 5583 18.3%
HIV/AIDS 83 0.27%

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Highlights of Benin BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Benin gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 110.20%110.20%
    • Fat : 25.82%25.82%
    • Plant protein : 11.56%11.56%
    • Animal protein : 3.28%3.28%
  • 50.86% increase in caloric supply : Currently Benin gets 2619/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1736/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Starchy Roots and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Benin
  • Rice, Maize and Wheat are three major Cereal preferences in Benin
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Benin average intake is 156.99 grams
  • Pineapples, Bananas and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Benin
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Benin average Fruit intake is 135.95grams
  • In Benin, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 26.30% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Benin is in the range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of normal (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')

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