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Eritrea Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 4.39 5.432 6.71
Global Rank 121st 120th 114th
Global Population Share 0.063% 0.069% 0.078%
Global Population Density 42.54 54.71 65.84
Global Population Density Rank 104th 106th 108th
Average Life Expectancy 62.18 66.79 70.24
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 161st 161st 153rd
Fertility Rate 4.6 3.85 3.3
Fertility Rate Global Rank 37th 37th 37th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Eritrea Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 20 0.24%
Lower respiratory infections 835 9.97%
Diarrheal diseases 844 10.08%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 3 0.04%
Neonatal infections 1233 14.72%
Malaria 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 2437 29.1%
Tuberculosis 40 0.48%
Measles 111 1.33%
HIV/AIDS 99 1.18%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 47 0.56%
Digestive diseases 193 2.3%
Fire 54 0.64%

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Highlights of Eritrea 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)

  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Eritrea average intake is 0.00 grams
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Eritrea average Fruit intake is 0.00grams
  • In Eritrea, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 19.20% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Eritrea 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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