๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Infant Mortality Rate of Nigeria

69.34
Infant Mortality Rate
569,008
Infant Deaths
2,780,512
Overall Deaths

The current infant mortality rate of Nigeria is 69.3406 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. A -1.77% decrease from 2023, when the infant mortality rate was 70.5892 and 570,719 infants died for the year. In the future, Nigeria's infant mortality rate is projected to decrease to 30.2605 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100. A total decrease of Nigeria's infant mortality rate by -56.36% from today's standard. This positive trend of Nigeria's infant mortality rate can broadly be attributed to improvements in hygiene, water quality, and living conditions that reduced the spread of infections. The avalibality of midwife-led continuity of care (MLCC) from professional midwives according to international standard also plays a role in the overall decrease of the infant mortality rate.

Historic Infant Mortality Rate of Nigeria (1950-2024)

Nigeria has seen a decrease of the infant mortality rate since the 1950's. From 183.9762 to 69.3406 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, a decrease of -62.31% in total.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
1950 183.9762 305,300 1,009,623
1951 183.2144 315,504 1,028,429
1952 181.6261 318,313 1,043,623
1953 180.4269 322,408 1,056,309
1954 179.0445 326,198 1,074,414
1955 177.871 330,581 1,088,067
1956 176.8974 335,694 1,108,905
1957 176.0309 341,045 1,124,325
1958 175.1329 346,279 1,144,891
1959 173.7972 350,227 1,159,436
1960 172.3944 354,880 1,178,708
1961 171.0131 360,239 1,192,088
1962 169.5894 366,023 1,213,503
1963 167.1818 368,868 1,223,862
1964 165.9427 374,335 1,241,848
1965 165.017 380,511 1,258,330
1966 164.2467 387,371 1,281,281
1967 165.793 399,857 1,365,266
1968 163.638 402,938 1,349,341
1969 162.6384 409,506 1,367,484
1970 160.7216 414,092 1,353,093
1971 156.8632 415,141 1,348,194
1972 152.9698 415,798 1,342,554
1973 148.968 416,172 1,340,501
1974 144.9146 418,565 1,339,600
1975 140.9955 421,386 1,336,292
1976 137.2413 422,498 1,324,372
1977 133.7759 424,280 1,323,237
1978 130.7359 428,097 1,340,233
1979 128.0742 430,487 1,367,415
1980 126.1313 433,576 1,396,900
1981 124.414 437,240 1,426,312
1982 123.5335 443,634 1,461,820
1983 123.1026 452,665 1,493,543
1984 123.1706 457,564 1,523,712
1985 123.4503 464,740 1,570,962
1986 123.8713 472,287 1,624,115
1987 124.2835 480,749 1,655,601
1988 124.5715 490,932 1,688,589
1989 124.6252 504,117 1,722,714
1990 124.5211 515,871 1,773,185
1991 124.4318 527,352 1,838,523
1992 123.8734 537,752 1,883,584
1993 123.3674 550,050 1,921,923
1994 122.6298 561,819 1,989,331
1995 121.6446 571,526 2,040,259
1996 120.285 577,289 2,080,955
1997 118.4288 578,557 2,108,303
1998 116.1678 577,760 2,133,801
1999 113.7369 582,362 2,138,467
2000 110.9169 586,721 2,145,653
2001 108.1245 588,889 2,164,639
2002 105.1986 588,706 2,192,454
2003 102.3098 586,718 2,202,301
2004 99.4793 582,962 2,225,369
2005 96.6298 580,310 2,232,152
2006 94.013 578,176 2,246,688
2007 91.6851 577,109 2,272,921
2008 89.6347 578,794 2,311,146
2009 87.8445 580,304 2,321,446
2010 86.3706 582,158 2,354,679
2011 85.0877 585,314 2,372,167
2012 84.0202 587,286 2,413,863
2013 83.1355 588,267 2,447,039
2014 82.3644 590,269 2,492,632
2015 81.557 591,557 2,541,011
2016 80.5591 592,603 2,573,761
2017 79.3825 592,322 2,599,811
2018 77.9407 589,648 2,627,362
2019 76.2762 585,155 2,641,681
2020 74.6578 580,851 2,708,008
2021 73.0374 576,683 2,792,704
2022 71.871 573,914 2,717,203
2023 70.5892 570,719 2,747,861
2024 69.3406 569,008 2,780,512

Future Infant Mortality Rate of Nigeria (2024-2100)

Nigeria's positive downward trend in the infant mortality rate is set to decrease even further in the future. Where the infant mortality rate will shrink from 69.3406 to an average of 30.2605 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. An additional decrease of -56.36% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
2024 69.3406 569,008 2,780,512
2025 68.1246 565,608 2,812,181
2026 66.9879 562,509 2,844,931
2027 65.9013 559,843 2,879,322
2028 64.8413 556,542 2,912,698
2029 63.7442 553,690 2,946,540
2030 62.6675 548,646 2,978,592
2031 61.8564 546,528 3,013,355
2032 61.0974 543,382 3,048,409
2033 60.283 539,489 3,081,376
2034 59.4842 535,894 3,115,361
2035 58.735 530,654 3,148,265
2036 57.954 525,116 3,181,390
2037 57.2501 521,316 3,216,855
2038 56.5191 518,089 3,252,522
2039 55.8184 512,902 3,288,187
2040 55.12 507,248 3,323,637
2041 54.3747 502,074 3,358,281
2042 53.6976 495,476 3,393,564
2043 53.041 490,242 3,430,234
2044 52.4391 486,131 3,471,759
2045 51.7853 478,517 3,508,164
2046 51.1545 472,237 3,546,305
2047 50.5908 467,424 3,585,570
2048 50.002 462,280 3,624,769
2049 49.4735 456,867 3,667,006
2050 48.9251 453,128 3,709,300
2051 48.4388 446,774 3,752,853
2052 47.9193 440,340 3,794,622
2053 47.4092 433,719 3,837,592
2054 46.9255 428,446 3,882,084
2055 46.4049 423,929 3,927,166
2056 45.926 419,784 3,973,514
2057 45.4444 415,116 4,021,599
2058 44.9558 409,503 4,067,163
2059 44.5197 404,053 4,117,249
2060 44.0083 398,862 4,163,474
2061 43.5574 396,066 4,216,326
2062 43.0958 393,628 4,270,142
2063 42.6467 387,201 4,320,420
2064 42.1873 382,209 4,372,988
2065 41.724 375,478 4,425,263
2066 41.3103 369,472 4,479,982
2067 40.9205 366,246 4,540,061
2068 40.5068 361,026 4,596,104
2069 40.0952 355,335 4,654,228
2070 39.7003 349,886 4,717,209
2071 39.287 344,328 4,775,896
2072 38.9366 341,741 4,845,160
2073 38.5343 337,034 4,909,037
2074 38.1866 332,803 4,976,149
2075 37.8158 326,894 5,046,222
2076 37.4748 322,675 5,116,479
2077 37.1504 318,323 5,188,657
2078 36.7499 313,000 5,258,725
2079 36.421 309,215 5,335,110
2080 36.1027 304,917 5,410,511
2081 35.7696 301,019 5,483,523
2082 35.4363 296,988 5,561,425
2083 35.1048 292,559 5,637,486
2084 34.7801 289,361 5,715,924
2085 34.4728 285,025 5,790,402
2086 34.1818 280,175 5,866,753
2087 33.8996 276,933 5,945,414
2088 33.5921 273,235 6,021,594
2089 33.2841 269,363 6,091,846
2090 33.0226 265,873 6,168,670
2091 32.705 262,698 6,240,896
2092 32.5074 260,048 6,316,508
2093 32.2144 255,882 6,383,647
2094 31.9114 252,651 6,453,456
2095 31.6437 248,844 6,521,304
2096 31.3746 246,058 6,587,147
2097 31.1224 242,308 6,650,660
2098 30.8584 239,122 6,713,929
2099 30.5602 235,738 6,774,913
2100 30.2605 232,244 6,835,877

What is Infant Mortality Rate?

Mortality rate is a measure of the frequency of occurrence of death in a defined population during a specified interval. Infant mortality rate refers to the number of deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given population. It is an important indicator of the overall health and well-being of a society, as well as the quality of healthcare and socio-economic conditions.

How is Infant Mortality Rate calculated?

The infant mortality rate or IMR for short is the number of children that die under one year of age in a given year, per 1,000 live births. Thus, infant mortality rates are calculated as the number of deaths in the first year of life divided by the number of live births, multiplied by 1000.

Infant Mortality Rate Formula

Infant Mortality Rate = deaths under 1 year / live births * 1000

What Countries have the Lowest Infant Mortality Rate?

In general, developed countries tend to have lower infant mortality rates due to better access to healthcare, advanced medical facilities, and public health initiatives. In contrast, developing countries often have higher rates due to various factors such as limited access to healthcare, inadequate nutrition, poor sanitation, and infectious diseases.

Infant Mortality Rate numbers for country change each year, thus we provide a list of countries with the lowest infant mortality rate in 2024, and previous years dating back to the 1950's.

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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