Known in Cape Verde as tendente and in continental West Africa as nim or neem, the Indian lilac tree, Azadirachta indica, has unfairly gained a reputation in Cape Verde for attracting mosquitoes – actually, the opposite is true. Indeed, the tree’s leaves and branches are
6% of Cape Verdeans are obese. There are more obese women (7%) than men (3%).
The highest proportion of obese people reside on the island with the least poverty, Sal, where 9% of the population is obese. Sal is followed by Boa Vista and Santiago, with 7% of their respective populations obese.
11% of Cape Verdean families own a car. 8% of have one car and 3% have two.
The possession of a number of luxury goods are distributed among Cape Verdean families as follows:
66% of Cape Verdean families eat three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
10% have 4 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner, while another 10% eat only two meals a day: breakfast and dinner.
The most commonly consumed grain in terms of frequency
The rate of physical growth is different for boys and girls and depends on age:
Before 9 years of age, boys’ and girls’ height is the same.
Between 10 and 14, girls grow faster than boys, measuring an average of 16 millimeters more.
At 15 the situation is reversed, and boys