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Gabon Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 1.64 2.151 2.59
Global Rank 150th 147th 147th
Global Population Share 0.023% 0.027% 0.03%
Global Population Density 5.68 6.73 7.74
Global Population Density Rank 212th 214th 216th
Average Life Expectancy 62.89 67.42 70.4
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 159th 152nd 150th
Fertility Rate 4.08 3.53 3.06
Fertility Rate Global Rank 47th 47th 45th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Gabon Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 4 0.17%
Malaria 105 4.38%
Neonatal infections 107 4.46%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 114 4.75%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 816 34.01%
Road accidents 31 1.29%
Drowning 9 0.38%
Measles 18 0.75%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 30 1.25%
HIV/AIDS 433 18.05%
Digestive diseases 10 0.42%

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Highlights of Gabon 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 Gabon gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 102.01%102.01%
    • Fat : 28.08%28.08%
    • Plant protein : 9.14%9.14%
    • Animal protein : 9.02%9.02%
  • 48.25% increase in caloric supply : Currently Gabon gets 2830/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1909/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Starchy Roots and Fruits & Vegetables are three major diet compositions in Gabon
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Gabon
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Gabon average intake is 121.40 grams
  • Plantains, Bananas and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in Gabon
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Gabon average Fruit intake is 417.32grams
  • In Gabon, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 36.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Gabon 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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