Nigeria: Child mortality

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 Nigeria

Deaths of children under five years of age per 1000 live births

 Latest value 111
 Year 2021
 Measure deaths per 1000 births
 Data availability 1964 - 2021
 Average 199
 Min - Max 111 - 325
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1964 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 199 deaths per 1000 births with a minimum of 111 deaths per 1000 births in 2021 and a maximum of 325 deaths per 1000 births in 1964. The latest value from 2021 is 111 deaths per 1000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 187 countries is 26 deaths per 1000 births. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Nigeria - Child mortality - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Nigeria - Child mortality - historical chart - 1964-2021




Definition: Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to age-specific mortality rates of the specified year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Maternal mortality 1,047 2020 deaths per 100,000 births
 Neonatal mortality 35 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Infant mortality 71 2021 deaths per 1000 live births
 Child mortality 111 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, female 104 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, male 117 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Older child mortality rate 13 2021 deaths per 1000 births
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