Nigeria

Health Metrics

Nigeria Health Metrics

 

The top 10 causes of death in Nigeria are -

  1. Malaria 20%

  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 19%

  3. HIV 9%

  4. Diarrheal Diseases 5%

  5. Road Injuries 5%

  6. Protein-Energy Malnutrition 4%

  7. Cancer 3%

  8. Meningitis 3%​​

  9. Stroke 3%

  10. Tuberculosis 2%

Source: GBD Compare, 2010

 

The following health indices show that there is much work to be done to improve healthcare in Nigeria:

 

 

Mother's mean age at first birth:

 

20.9 (2008 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:

 

630 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)

Country comparison to the world: 11

 

Infant mortality rate:

 

Total: 74.09 deaths/1,000 live births

Country comparison to the world: 10

Male: 79.02 deaths/1,000 live births

Female: 68.87 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

 

Life expectancy at birth:

 

Total population: 52.62 years

Country comparison to the world: 212

Male: 51.63 years

Female: 53.66 years (2014 est.)

 

Total fertility rate:

 

5.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 13

 

Physicians density:

 

0.4 physicians/1,000 population (2008)

 

Hospital bed density:

 

0.53 beds/1,000 population (2004)

 

Literacy:

 

Definition: Citizens age 15 and over can read and write

  • Total population        61.3%

  • Male                            72.1%

  • Female                        50.4% (2010)

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