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HEALTH PROFILE : Nigeria

Nigeria
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Nigeria

View selected causes of death and population dynamics for Nigeria including Life Expectancy by age and history, age adjusted death rates and world rankings for the top 50 causes and total deaths by cause. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    Nigeria NIGERIA LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
            World Rank
      Male Female All M F All
    1960
    37.2
    40.3
    38.7
    157
    151
    153
    1970
    40.6
    43.7
    42.1
    158
    155
    158
    1980
    43.8
    46.9
    45.3
    160
    159
    159
    1990
    46.0
    48.6
    47.2
    170
    170
    170
    2000
    46.2
    48.1
    47.1
    174
    175
    175
    2010
    51.2
    52.9
    52.0
    175
    176
    176
    2016
    54.7
    55.7
    55.2
    177
    178
    178
     
     
    Nigeria NIGERIA LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
          World Rank
      Male Female M F
    At Birth
    54.7
    55.7
    177
    178
    Age 5
    61.2
    61.8
    177
    179
    Age 10
    61.9
    62.8
    177
    179
    Age 15
    62.2
    63.2
    177
    179
    Age 20
    62.9
    64.1
    178
    179
    Age 25
    64.0
    65.3
    178
    179
    Age 30
    65.0
    66.5
    178
    179
    Age 35
    66.2
    67.8
    178
    179
    Age 40
    67.6
    69.1
    179
    179
    Age 45
    69.0
    70.5
    178
    181
    Age 50
    70.5
    71.6
    178
    181
    Age 55
    72.0
    72.9
    181
    182
    Age 60
    73.7
    74.2
    182
    182
    Age 65
    75.7
    76.0
    182
    182
    Age 70
    78.0
    78.2
    182
    182
    Age 75
    80.8
    80.9
    182
    182
    Age 80
    84.1
    84.2
    182
    182
    Age 85
    87.9
    88.0
    182
    182
     
     
    Nigeria NIGERIA TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    228.17
    2
    2. Tuberculosis
    190.61
    1
    3. Diarrhoeal diseases
    127.79
    4
    4. Stroke
    120.00
    41
    5. HIV/AIDS
    120.00
    18
    6. Coronary Heart Disease
    117.12
    90
    7. Liver Disease
    50.71
    11
    8. Prostate Cancer
    46.41
    12
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    43.92
    50
    10. Maternal Conditions
    40.30
    3
    11. Malaria
    35.87
    25
    12. Breast Cancer
    30.08
    7
    13. Meningitis
    29.56
    6
    14. Low Birth Weight
    24.87
    10
    15. Road Traffic Accidents
    24.75
    58
    16. Birth Trauma
    23.20
    8
    17. Other Injuries
    22.63
    8
    18. Falls
    21.18
    2
    19. Cervical Cancer
    21.16
    31
    20. Lung Disease
    21.14
    102
    21. Endocrine Disorders
    19.56
    10
    22. Congenital Anomalies
    17.16
    6
    23. Malnutrition
    17.12
    19
    24. Hypertension
    15.17
    79
    25. Suicide
    14.79
    33
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank
    26. Alzheimers/Dementia
    14.77
    122
    27. Asthma
    13.90
    37
    28. Kidney Disease
    13.32
    98
    29. Liver Cancer
    13.01
    23
    30. Violence
    10.41
    47
    31. Measles
    8.29
    10
    32. Drownings
    7.43
    41
    33. Fires
    6.57
    27
    34. Inflammatory/Heart
    6.49
    74
    35. Drug Use
    6.44
    8
    36. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    5.81
    51
    37. Schistosomiasis
    5.55
    8
    38. War
    5.44
    10
    39. Epilepsy
    5.20
    28
    40. Lymphomas
    4.65
    102
    41. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    4.41
    45
    42. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.21
    147
    43. Other Neoplasms
    3.96
    46
    44. Tetanus
    3.83
    8
    45. Skin Disease
    3.71
    48
    46. Pertussis
    3.48
    4
    47. Ovary Cancer
    3.05
    143
    48. Syphilis
    3.02
    25
    49. Poisonings
    2.89
    21
    50. Hepatitis B
    2.83
    9
     
     
    Nigeria NIGERIA TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Deaths %
    1. Influenza and Pneumonia
    305,460
    15.03
    2. Diarrhoeal diseases
    186,218
    9.16
    3. Tuberculosis
    175,124
    8.62
    4. HIV/AIDS
    168,900
    8.31
    5. Malaria
    112,371
    5.53
    6. Low Birth Weight
    87,318
    4.30
    7. Stroke
    83,379
    4.10
    8. Birth Trauma
    81,448
    4.01
    9. Coronary Heart Disease
    76,410
    3.76
    10. Maternal Conditions
    63,909
    3.14
    11. Meningitis
    58,231
    2.87
    12. Liver Disease
    48,789
    2.40
    13. Congenital Anomalies
    48,704
    2.40
    14. Endocrine Disorders
    42,961
    2.11
    15. Malnutrition
    40,609
    2.00
    16. Other Injuries
    39,645
    1.95
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    37,562
    1.85
    18. Diabetes Mellitus
    30,922
    1.52
    19. Measles
    26,672
    1.31
    20. Falls
    21,350
    1.05
    21. Suicide
    18,095
    0.89
    22. Violence
    17,843
    0.88
    23. Drownings
    15,670
    0.77
    24. Breast Cancer
    14,932
    0.73
    25. Lung Disease
    14,311
    0.70
      Deaths %
    26. Liver Cancer
    12,765
    0.63
    27. Kidney Disease
    12,605
    0.62
    28. Prostate Cancer
    12,087
    0.59
    29. Asthma
    11,894
    0.59
    30. Pertussis
    11,345
    0.56
    31. Hypertension
    10,864
    0.53
    32. Fires
    10,148
    0.50
    33. Syphilis
    9,164
    0.45
    34. Tetanus
    8,939
    0.44
    35. War
    8,826
    0.43
    36. Cervical Cancer
    8,757
    0.43
    37. Drug Use
    8,655
    0.43
    38. Alzheimers/Dementia
    7,809
    0.38
    39. Epilepsy
    7,446
    0.37
    40. Inflammatory/Heart
    6,336
    0.31
    41. Poisonings
    5,601
    0.28
    42. Schistosomiasis
    5,550
    0.27
    43. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    5,412
    0.27
    44. Encephalitis
    4,532
    0.22
    45. Lymphomas
    4,421
    0.22
    46. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    3,897
    0.19
    47. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    3,648
    0.18
    48. Other Neoplasms
    3,545
    0.17
    49. Anemia
    3,437
    0.17
    50. Skin Disease
    3,321
    0.16
     
     
    Nigeria NIGERIA CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
      Rate World Rank
    1. Prostate Cancer
    46.41
    12
    2. Breast Cancer
    30.08
    7
    3. Cervical Cancer
    21.16
    31
    4. Liver Cancer
    13.01
    23
    5. Lymphomas
    4.65
    102
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4.21
    147
    7. Ovary Cancer
    3.05
    143
    8. Stomach Cancer
    2.45
    169
      Rate World Rank
    9. Pancreas Cancer
    2.32
    116
    10. Oral Cancer
    2.09
    125
    11. Uterin Cancer
    1.78
    104
    12. Leukemia
    1.75
    153
    13. Lung Cancers
    1.19
    179
    14. Bladder Cancer
    0.94
    159
    15. Skin Cancers
    0.60
    154
    16. Oesophagus Cancer
    0.47
    179
     
     
    Nigeria NIGERIA HEALTH RISK FACTORS
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
    ALCOHOL LITERS
    Total Rank
    13.4
    4
    SMOKING PERCENT
    M F Rank
    17.4
    1.1
    118
    115
    OBESITY PERCENT
    M F Rank
    4.6
    13.1
    154
    145
    HAPPINESS SCORE
    Total Rank
    5.16
    87

     
    Nigeria NIGERIA DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY
     
      Value World Rank
    Population Total
    190,632,261
    7
    Sex Ratio M / F
    1.04
    23
    Population 0-14
    42.5%
    17
    Population 15-64
    54.3%
    180
    Population 65 +
    3.1%
    165
    Birth Rate / 1000
    36.90
    13
    Death Rate / 1000
    12.40
    19
    Fertility Rate
    5.07
    12
    Infant Mortality
    69.80
    8
    Sex Ratio At Birth M / F
    1.06
    43
    Sex Ratio Under 15 M / F
    1.05
    82
      Value World Rank
    Sex Ratio 15-64 M / F
    1.04
    32
    Sex Ratio 65 + M / F
    0.90
    32
    Net Migration
    -0.20
    93
    Population Growth
    2.40%
    26
    Literacy Total
    59.6%
    171
    Literacy Male
    69.2%
    137
    Literacy Female
    49.7%
    136
    Unemployment
    13.4%
    45
    LIFE EXPECTANCY / BIRTH
    55.2
    178
    HEALTHY LIFE EXPECTANCY
    48.9
    178
    GDP PER CAPITA USD
    $5,900
    132
     
     
     

    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.