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Life expectancy for male, female Nigerians increase to 55.1, 57.2 years respectively in 2022



The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says there has been an upward trend in the life expectancy of both males and females from 2020 to 2022.

This is according to the NBS Statistical Report on Women and Men in Nigeria 2022 released in Abuja on Wednesday.

The NBS said the statistical report analysed the status of women and men across Nigeria from 2020 to 2022 using statistics from agencies at the Federal and state levels.

The report covered six key economic policy domains: Population, Health, Education, Employment, Power and Decision-Making in Governance, and Violence Against Women and Crime.

The report said the life expectancy of females in 2020 was 56.6 years, it increased to 56.9 years in 2021 and 57.2 years in 2022.

It said the life expectancy for males in 2022 was 54.6 years, it increased to 54.8 years in 2021, and 55.1 in 2022.

The NBS said according to the 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)/National Immunisation Coverage Survey (NICS) report, Nigeria recorded 75 live births per 1,000 women among adolescents.

“Under-five mortality rate stood at 102 per 1,000 live births, the adolescent fertility rate was 75 live births per 1,000 women and the crude birth rate was 31.7 live births per 1,000 women.”

“In addition, the neonatal mortality rate in Nigeria was 34 per 1,000 live births, while the infant mortality rate stood at 63 per 1,000 live births.”

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