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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Nigerian statistics

Nigerian statistics Comparative demographics

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 52 years – Official
From Premium Times, Abuja

The National Population Commission (NPC) has said that the current overall life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 52.2 years.

The Acting Chairman of NPC, Hassan Bashir, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development.

According to the World Health Organisation, life expectancy refers to the average number of years that a newborn is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply…

Mr Bashir added: “As you may be aware, Nigeria estimated population is currently at over 198 million with an annual growth rate of 3.2 per cent.

“The total Fertility Rate remains at 5.5 per woman; 63 per cent of the entire population is under the age of 25; 42 per cent is under the age of 15 years…

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  • Monaco 89.5
  • UK 80.5
  • USA 79.7
  • Mexico 75.7
  • China 75.3
  • Iran 71.2
  • Russia 70.5
  • Nigeria 52.5
  • South Africa 49.7

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