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South Korea Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 49.55 51.506 52.7
Global Rank 26th 28th 32nd
Global Population Share 0.712% 0.66% 0.616%
Global Population Density 442.68 451.57 448.57
Global Population Density Rank 14th 16th 18th
Average Life Expectancy 80.45 82.93 84.56
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 19th 14th 13th
Fertility Rate 1.19 1.36 1.49
Fertility Rate Global Rank 198th 194th 191st
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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South Korea Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 22 1.73%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Neonatal infections 1 0.08%
Cancers 0 0%
Road accidents 2 0.16%
Lower respiratory infections 12 0.94%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 559 43.95%
Drowning 61 4.8%
Homicide 3 0.24%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Fire 23 1.81%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Kidney disease 10 0.79%

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Highlights of South Korea 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 South Korea gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 94.74%94.74%
    • Fat : 43.01%43.01%
    • Plant protein : 9.35%9.35%
    • Animal protein : 8.62%8.62%
  • 55.72% increase in caloric supply : Currently South Korea gets 3334/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2141/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in South Korea
  • Rice, Wheat and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in South Korea
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in South Korea average intake is 564.08 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Grapes and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in South Korea
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in South Korea average Fruit intake is 183.18grams
  • In South Korea, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 32.10% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in South Korea 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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