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Nigeria

Nigeria Health Stats

Definitions

  • Access to sanitation: The percentage of the total population with access to sanitation facilities
  • Contraception: % contraceptive prevalence 1995 - 2000. Data refer to married women aged 15-49, but the actual age range covered may vary across countries.
  • Death rates > Men: Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages."
  • Dependency ratio per 100: Dependency ratio (per 100), 2003
  • Drug access: Population with access to essential drugs 2000. The data on access to essential drugs are based on statistical estimates received from World Health Organization (WHO) country and regional offices and regional advisers and through the World Drug Situation Survey carried out in 1998-99. These estimates represent the best information available to the WHO Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy to date and are currently being validated by WHO member states. The department assigns the estimates to four groupings: very low access (0-49%), low access (50-79%), medium access (80-94%) and good access (95-100%). These groupings, used here in presenting the data, are often employed by the WHO in interpreting the data, as the actual estimates may suggest a higher level of accuracy than the data afford. b.
  • HIV AIDS > Deaths: An estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • Infant mortality rate: The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country
  • Infant mortality rate > Female: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Infant mortality rate > Male: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Intestinal diseases death rate: Death rate from intestinal infectious diseases
    Units: Deaths/100,000 Population
    Units: The final number is based on an aggregation of deaths recorded for WHO code B01 for all age groups by sex. These were then combined with UN Population Division population data for the country in that particular year. The death rates were standardized utilizing the age structure for the population of Canada. See page 22 of the2001 ESI report for more details on the methodology.
  • Life expectancy > Male: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
  • Tobacco > Total adult smokers: Total adults smoking
  • Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate, 2003
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Access to sanitation 33% 2003 115th out of 129
Contraception 15% 2000 78th out of 89
Death rates > Men 406.37 2008 13th out of 143
Dependency ratio per 100 90 2003 20th out of 166
Drug access 0.0 2000 161st out of 163
HIV AIDS > Deaths 220,000 2009 2nd out of 66
Infant mortality rate 70.49 2005 33th out of 178
Infant mortality rate > Female 85.31 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 9th out of 216
Infant mortality rate > Male 97.42 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 9th out of 216
Infant mortality rate > Total 91.54 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 9th out of 216
Intestinal diseases death rate 33.72% 2001 26th out of 141
Life expectancy > Male 47.41 2008 172nd out of 182
Spending > Per person 30 1998 95th out of 133
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 8.6% 2005 113th out of 121
Total fertility rate 5.4 2003 27th out of 166

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables). Available at http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp2008/index.htm, (2) University of California, Berkeley, and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Human Mortality Database. [ www.mortality.org or www.humanmortality.de] downloaded on Dec. 10, 2009.; World Health Organization; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables), (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; World Health Organization2005

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Hi Scarlett, rather than info on life expectancy at birth, you'll be looking for info on expectations of healthy years of life and correlate this with data on alcohol consumption and substance abuse.

Posted on 10 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

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