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Zambia Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 13.85 18.679 24.85
Global Rank 71st 65th 61st
Global Population Share 0.199% 0.239% 0.29%
Global Population Density 17.83 22.75 28.09
Global Population Density Rank 180th 182nd 184th
Average Life Expectancy 56.58 63.21 66.47
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 184th 175th 173rd
Fertility Rate 5.39 4.75 4.25
Fertility Rate Global Rank 16th 15th 13th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Zambia Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 93 0.25%
Lower respiratory infections 3181 8.44%
Malaria 3217 8.54%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 15 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 3014 8%
Neonatal infections 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 11412 30.29%
Congenital birth defects 189 0.5%
Tuberculosis 592 1.57%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 1328 3.52%
Measles 215 0.57%
Digestive diseases 3587 9.52%
Fire 219 0.58%

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Highlights of Zambia 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 Zambia gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 61.75%61.75%
    • Fat : 17.56%17.56%
    • Plant protein : 8.54%8.54%
    • Animal protein : 1.71%1.71%
  • 10.44% decrease in caloric supply : Currently Zambia gets 1930/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2155/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Starchy Roots are three major diet compositions in Zambia
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Zambia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Zambia average intake is 70.58 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Apples and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Zambia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Zambia average Fruit intake is 28.03grams
  • In Zambia, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 23.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Zambia 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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