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Jamaica Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 2.81 2.913 2.93
Global Rank 140th 140th 142nd
Global Population Share 0.04% 0.037% 0.034%
Global Population Density 248.63 258.13 261.69
Global Population Density Rank 202nd 204th 206th
Average Life Expectancy 74.88 76.48 77.85
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 72nd 76th 85th
Fertility Rate 2.17 1.95 1.84
Fertility Rate Global Rank 117th 125th 127th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Jamaica Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 15 1.28%
Congenital birth defects 26 2.21%
Neonatal infections 26 2.21%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 22 1.87%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 604 51.45%
Cardiovascular disease 9 0.77%
Cancers 0 0%
Homicide 1 0.09%
Digestive diseases 3 0.26%
Road accidents 0 0%
Fire 5 0.43%

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Highlights of Jamaica 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 Jamaica gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 90.46%90.46%
    • Fat : 36.86%36.86%
    • Plant protein : 8.33%8.33%
    • Animal protein : 7.75%7.75%
  • 43.39% increase in caloric supply : Currently Jamaica gets 2746/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1915/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Jamaica
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Jamaica
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Jamaica average intake is 277.95 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Grapefruit and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Jamaica
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Jamaica average Fruit intake is 287.04grams
  • In Jamaica, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 55.00% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Jamaica is in the range of obese 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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