Nigeria - Child Mortality Rate

Since 2014, Nigeria Child Mortality Rate was down by 3% year on year. In 2019, the country was ranked number 15 comparing other countries in Child Mortality Rate with 19.27 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14. Nigeria is overtaken by Burkina Faso, which was ranked number 14 at 19.34 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14 and is followed by Equatorial Guinea at 17.18 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14. Niger topped the ranking with 36.53 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14 in 2019, a fall of 2.1% compared to 2018. Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Grenada witnessed the best average annual growth at +1.7% per year, while Sri Lanka recorded the worst performance at -12.3% per year.

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Date Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14
2019 19.27
2018 19.85
2017 20.45
2016 21.12
2015 21.78
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How does Nigeria rank in Child Mortality Rate?

# 194 Countries Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Children Aged 5-14 Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Niger
37 2019 -2.1 % -2.6 % View data
2 #2
Cameroon
32 2019 +0.1 % -1.3 % View data
14 #14
Burkina Faso
19 2019 -3.6 % -3.3 % View data
15 #15
Nigeria
19 2019 -3.0 % -3.0 % View data
16 #16
Equatorial Guinea
17 2019 -3.4 % -3.2 % View data
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