TOP 20 CAUSES OF DEATH IN NIGERIA

According to data from World Health rankings put together by  the World Health Organisation, WHO,    World Bank and the UNFPA,    Nigeria’s life expectancy by age at birth             is 53.4 for males and 55.6 (female), per 100,000 population  Males and females are rated 177th in the world.

At age 25, a Nigerian’s life expectancy is 64.3 (male) and 65.9 (female), rated 174th and 178th respectively.  At age  50, life expectancy for males is 70.8 (176th) and 71.9 for females (181st).
Between independence in 1960 and 2015, Nigeria’s average life expectancy  rose from 38.7 to 54.5.
Nigeria’s life expectancy by age at birth                 is 53.4 for males and 55.6 (female). Both are rated at 177th in the world.
Among the nation’s top causes of death and low life expectancy are  influenza and neumonia (15.22 percent); HIV/AIDS,  11.40 percent; malaria,  9.47 percent; diarrhoeal diseases, 6.85 percent, and Low Birth Weight   5.17 percent.
TOP 20 CAUSES OF DEATH IN NIGERIA
Influenza and Pneumonia  15.22%
HIV/AIDS  11.40%
Malaria  9.47%
Diarrhoeal diseases  6.85%
Low Birth Weight   5.17%
Birth Trauma 4.68%
Meningitis  3.97%
Stroke  3.66%
Coronary Heart Disease  2.82%
Malnutrition  2.77%
Road Traffic Accidents  2.71%
Fires        2.15%
Maternal Conditions  2.13%
Liver Disease  1.96%
Violence 1.78 %
Diabetes Mellitus  1.68%
Other Injuries  1.62%
Falls       1.56%
Congenital Anomalies  1.43%
Tuberculosis  1.38%
– Source: World Health Rankings

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