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Sierra Leone Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 6.45 8.046 9.71
Global Rank 105th 103rd 99th
Global Population Share 0.092% 0.103% 0.113%
Global Population Density 80.92 101.48 124.01
Global Population Density Rank 8th 10th 12th
Average Life Expectancy 48.22 53.34 57.13
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 200th 201st 201st
Fertility Rate 5.2 4.07 3.29
Fertility Rate Global Rank 24th 33rd 38th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Sierra Leone Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 9 0.03%
Neonatal disorders 886 3.29%
Diarrheal diseases 903 3.35%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 19 0.07%
Neonatal infections 3761 13.96%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 6152 22.84%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 115 0.43%
Cardiovascular disease 111 0.41%
Digestive diseases 52 0.19%
Road accidents 107 0.4%
Tuberculosis 6956 25.83%
Drowning 73 0.27%

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Highlights of Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 90.85%90.85%
    • Fat : 29.16%29.16%
    • Plant protein : 9.09%9.09%
    • Animal protein : 3.28%3.28%
  • 32.38% increase in caloric supply : Currently Sierra Leone gets 2404/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1816/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Starchy Roots are three major diet compositions in Sierra Leone
  • Rice, Wheat and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Sierra Leone
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Sierra Leone average intake is 155.84 grams
  • Citrus, other, Plantains and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in Sierra Leone
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Sierra Leone average Fruit intake is 103.89grams
  • In Sierra Leone, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 24.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Sierra Leone 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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