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Nicaragua Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 5.73 6.416 7.04
Global Rank 110th 110th 109th
Global Population Share 0.082% 0.082% 0.082%
Global Population Density 49.06 56.3 62.24
Global Population Density Rank 142nd 144th 146th
Average Life Expectancy 73.69 76.37 78.61
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 90th 79th 72nd
Fertility Rate 2.42 2.09 1.88
Fertility Rate Global Rank 101st 108th 117th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Nicaragua Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 10 0.54%
Congenital birth defects 70 3.78%
Lower respiratory infections 71 3.83%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Nutritional deficiencies 117 6.32%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Cancers 623 33.64%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 18 0.97%
Road accidents 2 0.11%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Cardiovascular disease 14 0.76%
Drowning 0 0%
Kidney disease 4 0.22%

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Highlights of Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 93.83%93.83%
    • Fat : 29.70%29.70%
    • Plant protein : 10.14%10.14%
    • Animal protein : 4.44%4.44%
  • 38.12% increase in caloric supply : Currently Nicaragua gets 2638/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1910/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Sugar and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Nicaragua
  • Maize, Rice and Wheat are three major Cereal preferences in Nicaragua
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Nicaragua average intake is 39.15 grams
  • Apples, Pineapples and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in Nicaragua
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Nicaragua average Fruit intake is 107.07grams
  • In Nicaragua, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 54.80% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Nicaragua is in the range of obese 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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