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Cameroon Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 19.97 25.958 32.97
Global Rank 59th 53rd 54th
Global Population Share 0.287% 0.332% 0.385%
Global Population Density 42.82 52.24 61.37
Global Population Density Rank 46th 48th 50th
Average Life Expectancy 55.42 60.06 64.35
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 187th 188th 184th
Fertility Rate 5.11 4.44 3.87
Fertility Rate Global Rank 25th 22nd 22nd
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Cameroon Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 73 0.1%
Neonatal disorders 2489 3.44%
Lower respiratory infections 2584 3.57%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 57 0.08%
Neonatal infections 4893 6.76%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 17890 24.71%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 459 0.63%
HIV/AIDS 246 0.34%
Cardiovascular disease 901 1.24%
Road accidents 394 0.54%
Digestive diseases 19306 26.67%
Drowning 253 0.35%

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Highlights of Cameroon 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 Cameroon gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 93.27%93.27%
    • Fat : 25.52%25.52%
    • Plant protein : 11.58%11.58%
    • Animal protein : 2.32%2.32%
  • 32.69% increase in caloric supply : Currently Cameroon gets 2671/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2013/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Starchy Roots and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Cameroon
  • Maize, Rice and Sorghum are three major Cereal preferences in Cameroon
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Cameroon average intake is 293.26 grams
  • Bananas, Plantains and Pineapples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Cameroon
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Cameroon average Fruit intake is 307.53grams
  • In Cameroon, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 29.70% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Cameroon 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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