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Lesotho Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 2.04 2.322 2.6
Global Rank 146th 145th 146th
Global Population Share 0.029% 0.029% 0.03%
Global Population Density 68.07 73.31 77.04
Global Population Density Rank 112th 114th 116th
Average Life Expectancy 50.82 55.66 59.96
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 197th 196th 196th
Fertility Rate 3.3 2.9 2.57
Fertility Rate Global Rank 63rd 61st 62nd
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Lesotho Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 13 0.35%
Diarrheal diseases 89 2.42%
Lower respiratory infections 90 2.45%
HIV/AIDS 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 1 0.03%
Tuberculosis 905 24.63%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 1292 35.17%
Protein-energy malnutrition 32 0.87%
Measles 109 2.97%
Road accidents 244 6.64%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 10 0.27%
Homicide 0 0%
Fire 13 0.35%

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Highlights of Lesotho 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 Lesotho gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 96.59%96.59%
    • Fat : 14.44%14.44%
    • Plant protein : 12.07%12.07%
    • Animal protein : 2.54%2.54%
  • 25.63% increase in caloric supply : Currently Lesotho gets 2529/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2013/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Meat are three major diet compositions in Lesotho
  • Maize, Wheat and Sorghum are three major Cereal preferences in Lesotho
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Lesotho average intake is 50.71 grams
  • Apples, Oranges & Mandarines and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Lesotho
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Lesotho average Fruit intake is 77.37grams
  • In Lesotho, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 33.20% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Lesotho 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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