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
Population 2,796,484
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking70%
Number of people affected by HAP1,957,539
Number of households affected by HAP652,513
Number of deaths per year from HAP 3,802
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 453
Urban population using solid fuels60.9%
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking34.0%
Population using dung for cooking23.3%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.2%
Population using coal for cooking19.4%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking0.3%
Population using electricity for cooking22.8%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.0%