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Namibia Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 2.17 2.696 3.24
Global Rank 142nd 143rd 138th
Global Population Share 0.031% 0.034% 0.037%
Global Population Density 2.68 3.17 3.63
Global Population Density Rank 136th 138th 140th
Average Life Expectancy 58.18 65.78 68.5
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 176th 164th 161st
Fertility Rate 3.6 3.18 2.79
Fertility Rate Global Rank 55th 54th 56th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Namibia Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 11 0.42%
Diarrheal diseases 104 3.99%
Lower respiratory infections 105 4.03%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 1 0.04%
Protein-energy malnutrition 579 22.23%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1030 39.54%
Malaria 34 1.31%
Road accidents 34 1.31%
Tuberculosis 64 2.46%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 12 0.46%
Digestive diseases 42 1.61%
Drowning 11 0.42%

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Highlights of Namibia 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 Namibia gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 67.81%67.81%
    • Fat : 20.06%20.06%
    • Plant protein : 6.91%6.91%
    • Animal protein : 3.54%3.54%
  • 1.68% decrease in caloric supply : Currently Namibia gets 2171/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2208/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Starchy Roots and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Namibia
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Namibia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Namibia average intake is 94.30 grams
  • Apples, Oranges & Mandarines and Grapes are three major Fruit Types Intake in Namibia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Namibia average Fruit intake is 199.51grams
  • In Namibia, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 36.60% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Namibia 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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