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Tanzania Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 46.09 62.774 83.7
Global Rank 28th 23rd 19th
Global Population Share 0.662% 0.805% 0.978%
Global Population Density 50.82 67.26 85.19
Global Population Density Rank 190th 192nd 194th
Average Life Expectancy 60.89 67.59 69.88
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 168th 151st 154th
Fertility Rate 5.42 4.77 4.2
Fertility Rate Global Rank 15th 14th 14th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Tanzania Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 340 0.32%
Lower respiratory infections 7951 7.59%
Malaria 8125 7.76%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 45 0.04%
Neonatal infections 5857 5.59%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 34531 32.97%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 575 0.55%
HIV/AIDS 810 0.77%
Tuberculosis 1389 1.33%
Digestive diseases 601 0.57%
Fire 11093 10.59%
Drowning 705 0.67%

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Highlights of Tanzania 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 Tanzania gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 89.44%89.44%
    • Fat : 23.78%23.78%
    • Plant protein : 10.90%10.90%
    • Animal protein : 2.34%2.34%
  • 26.46% increase in caloric supply : Currently Tanzania gets 2208/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1746/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Starchy Roots are three major diet compositions in Tanzania
  • Maize, Rice and Wheat are three major Cereal preferences in Tanzania
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Tanzania average intake is 124.60 grams
  • Bananas, Plantains and Oranges & Mandarines are three major Fruit Types Intake in Tanzania
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Tanzania average Fruit intake is 212.00grams
  • In Tanzania, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 24.50% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Tanzania 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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