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Nigeria Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 158.57 206.152 264.06
Global Rank 7th 7th 5th
Global Population Share 2.279% 2.644% 3.088%
Global Population Density 174.12 212.62 249.36
Global Population Density Rank 210th 212th 214th
Average Life Expectancy 50.84 55.21 59.52
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 196th 198th 198th
Fertility Rate 5.83 5.25 4.57
Fertility Rate Global Rank 11th 8th 8th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Nigeria Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 244 0.03%
Neonatal disorders 25250 3.54%
Diarrheal diseases 25735 3.61%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Congenital birth defects 374 0.05%
Neonatal infections 97854 13.74%
Nutritional deficiencies 2 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 187038 26.26%
Measles 4090 0.57%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 3519 0.49%
HIV/AIDS 8268 1.16%
Road accidents 3029 0.43%
Tuberculosis 193263 27.13%
Digestive diseases 1724 0.24%

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Highlights of Nigeria BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Nigeria gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 99.49%99.49%
    • Fat : 26.08%26.08%
    • Plant protein : 11.08%11.08%
    • Animal protein : 2.02%2.02%
  • 38.67% increase in caloric supply : Currently Nigeria gets 2700/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 1947/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Starchy Roots and Oils & Fats are three major diet compositions in Nigeria
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Nigeria average intake is 174.11 grams
  • Citrus, other, Plantains and Pineapples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Nigeria
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Nigeria average Fruit intake is 156.00grams
  • In Nigeria, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 26.00% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Nigeria is in the range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of normal (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')

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