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

RegionEast Asia and Pacific
CountryChina
Population 1,350,695,000
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking45%
Number of people affected by HAP616,950,000
Number of households affected by HAP202,604,000
Number of deaths per year from HAP 1,468,000
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 11,400
Urban population using solid fuels22.8%
Rural population using solid fuels71.3%
Population using wood for cooking26.7%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking28.9%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.3%
Population using gas for cooking31.1%
Population using electricity for cooking10.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.4%

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