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Rwanda Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 10.24 13.087 16.02
Global Rank 82nd 77th 77th
Global Population Share 0.147% 0.167% 0.187%
Global Population Density 427.24 550.14 669.49
Global Population Density Rank 30th 32nd 34th
Average Life Expectancy 63.14 68.32 70.61
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 157th 147th 148th
Fertility Rate 4.51 3.59 3.03
Fertility Rate Global Rank 40th 45th 47th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Rwanda Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 40 0.2%
Lower respiratory infections 1670 8.53%
Nutritional deficiencies 1694 8.66%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6 0.03%
Diarrheal diseases 6 0.03%
Malaria 1562 7.98%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 6278 32.08%
Tuberculosis 148 0.76%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 268 1.37%
Road accidents 57 0.29%
Digestive diseases 121 0.62%
Fire 1452 7.42%
Drowning 133 0.68%

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Highlights of Rwanda 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 Rwanda gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 99.82%99.82%
    • Fat : 11.95%11.95%
    • Plant protein : 11.45%11.45%
    • Animal protein : 1.25%1.25%
  • 24.47% increase in caloric supply : Currently Rwanda gets 2228/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1790/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Starchy Roots, Fruits & Vegetables and Cereals & Grains are three major diet compositions in Rwanda
  • Maize, Sorghum and Wheat are three major Cereal preferences in Rwanda
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Rwanda average intake is 152.58 grams
  • Bananas, Pineapples and Lemons & Limes are three major Fruit Types Intake in Rwanda
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Rwanda average Fruit intake is 856.11grams
  • In Rwanda, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 22.00% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Rwanda 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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