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Botswana Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 2.01 2.415 2.8
Global Rank 147th 144th 144th
Global Population Share 0.028% 0.03% 0.032%
Global Population Density 3.4 3.83 4.19
Global Population Density Rank 204th 206th 208th
Average Life Expectancy 59.86 69.27 71.64
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 171st 145th 141st
Fertility Rate 2.88 2.55 2.26
Fertility Rate Global Rank 76th 74th 74th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Botswana Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 3 0.38%
Diarrheal diseases 28 3.55%
Lower respiratory infections 29 3.68%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Neonatal infections 1 0.13%
Nutritional deficiencies 173 21.93%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 335 42.46%
HIV/AIDS 8 1.01%
Tuberculosis 10 1.27%
Road accidents 11 1.39%
Cancers 4 0.51%
Measles 4 0.51%
Digestive diseases 5 0.63%

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Highlights of Botswana 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 Botswana gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 74.50%74.50%
    • Fat : 30.08%30.08%
    • Plant protein : 7.78%7.78%
    • Animal protein : 5.35%5.35%
  • 17.71% increase in caloric supply : Currently Botswana gets 2326/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1976/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Sugar are three major diet compositions in Botswana
  • Maize, Wheat and Sorghum are three major Cereal preferences in Botswana
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Botswana average intake is 106.27 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Plantains are three major Fruit Types Intake in Botswana
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Botswana average Fruit intake is 181.12grams
  • In Botswana, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 38.40% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Botswana is in the range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (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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