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Liberia Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 3.94 5.103 6.49
Global Rank 129th 123rd 115th
Global Population Share 0.056% 0.065% 0.075%
Global Population Density 43.1 55.19 67.99
Global Population Density Rank 146th 148th 150th
Average Life Expectancy 59.63 64.45 68.49
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 172nd 171st 162nd
Fertility Rate 5.02 4.31 3.74
Fertility Rate Global Rank 28th 27th 26th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Liberia Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 6 0.06%
Diarrheal diseases 208 2.18%
Malaria 211 2.21%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 5 0.05%
Neonatal infections 2146 22.53%
Measles 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 2669 28.02%
Protein-energy malnutrition 28 0.29%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 53 0.56%
HIV/AIDS 81 0.85%
Tuberculosis 28 0.29%
Cardiovascular disease 1565 16.43%
Digestive diseases 20 0.21%

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Highlights of Liberia 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 Liberia gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 74.91%74.91%
    • Fat : 26.64%26.64%
    • Plant protein : 5.84%5.84%
    • Animal protein : 1.61%1.61%
  • 9.00% increase in caloric supply : Currently Liberia gets 2204/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2022/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Starchy Roots are three major diet compositions in Liberia
  • Rice, Wheat and Oats are three major Cereal preferences in Liberia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Liberia average intake is 74.14 grams
  • Bananas, Plantains and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in Liberia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Liberia average Fruit intake is 119.12grams
  • In Liberia, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 27.80% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Liberia 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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