There are multiple factors that determine the health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts from cooking on a country’s inhabitants. While some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide a snapshot of a range of factors including: overview of access to clean cookstoves and fuels, demographic and household data, adoption indicators, economic statistics, and other pertinent health and gender resources.

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By the Numbers

RegionLatin America and Caribbean
CountryNicaragua
Population 5,991,733
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking54%
Number of people affected by HAP3,235,536
Number of households affected by HAP838,662
Number of deaths per year from HAP 2,373
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 289
Urban population using solid fuels31.4%
Rural population using solid fuels91.8%
Population using wood for cooking56.5%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.6%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.1%
Population using gas for cooking41.0%
Population using electricity for cooking0.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking1.2%

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