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Laos Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 6.24 7.164 8.04
Global Rank 106th 105th 104th
Global Population Share 0.089% 0.091% 0.094%
Global Population Density 27.88 33.14 38.35
Global Population Density Rank 10th 12th 14th
Average Life Expectancy 64.35 67.99 70.72
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 153rd 149th 147th
Fertility Rate 3.14 2.49 2.14
Fertility Rate Global Rank 69th 77th 84th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Laos Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 3 0.02%
Lower respiratory infections 89 0.63%
Congenital birth defects 99 0.71%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Neonatal infections 3 0.02%
Road accidents 835 5.95%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Drowning 5477 39.03%
Digestive diseases 217 1.55%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 47 0.33%
Nutritional deficiencies 10 0.07%
Protein-energy malnutrition 209 1.49%
Cancers 5 0.04%
Measles 65 0.46%

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Highlights of Laos 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 Laos gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 93.49%93.49%
    • Fat : 17.89%17.89%
    • Plant protein : 11.12%11.12%
    • Animal protein : 2.99%2.99%
  • 25.50% increase in caloric supply : Currently Laos gets 2451/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1953/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables and Meat are three major diet compositions in Laos
  • Rice, Maize and Wheat are three major Cereal preferences in Laos
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Laos average intake is 576.52 grams
  • Bananas, Oranges & Mandarines and Pineapples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Laos
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Laos average Fruit intake is 225.62grams
  • In Laos, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 22.60% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Laos 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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