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Nepal Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 27.02 30.26 33.16
Global Rank 46th 49th 53rd
Global Population Share 0.388% 0.388% 0.387%
Global Population Density 206.72 244.22 281.46
Global Population Density Rank 204th 206th 208th
Average Life Expectancy 67.91 71.56 74.06
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 136th 129th 121st
Fertility Rate 2.6 1.99 1.79
Fertility Rate Global Rank 89th 115th 140th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Nepal Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 20 0.09%
Lower respiratory infections 304 1.41%
Congenital birth defects 322 1.49%
Neonatal infections 9 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 7 0.03%
Nutritional deficiencies 916 4.23%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Malaria 11756 54.34%
Drowning 113 0.52%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 33 0.15%
Road accidents 41 0.19%
Digestive diseases 252 1.16%
Cancers 261 1.21%
Measles 41 0.19%

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Highlights of Nepal 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 Nepal gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 108.79%108.79%
    • Fat : 27.60%27.60%
    • Plant protein : 13.13%13.13%
    • Animal protein : 2.61%2.61%
  • 52.13% increase in caloric supply : Currently Nepal gets 2673/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1757/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Starchy Roots are three major diet compositions in Nepal
  • Rice, Wheat and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Nepal
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Nepal average intake is 312.58 grams
  • Bananas, Oranges & Mandarines and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Nepal
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Nepal average Fruit intake is 167.59grams
  • In Nepal, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 19.60% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Nepal 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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