Nigeria: Neonatal mortality

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Nigeria

Neonates dying before 28 days of age, per 1,000 births

 Latest value 35
 Year 2021
 Measure deaths per 1000 births
 Data availability 1967 - 2021
 Average 49
 Min - Max 35 - 70
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1967 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 49 deaths per 1000 births with a minimum of 35 deaths per 1000 births in 2021 and a maximum of 70 deaths per 1000 births in 1967. The latest value from 2021 is 35 deaths per 1000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 187 countries is 12 deaths per 1000 births. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Nigeria - Neonatal mortality - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Nigeria - Neonatal mortality - historical chart - 1967-2021




Definition: Neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age, per 1,000 live births in a given 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
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK