In GIST by Naijatweet Staff on the 06th, November, 2019

Revealed! Check Out The Nigerian States With The Lowest And Highest Birth Rates

Revealed! Check Out The Nigerian States With The Lowest And Highest Birth Rates


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In accordance with Punch Metro, Nigeria’s financial capital, Lagos State, has the bottom variety of births at three.four kids per lady.

Conversely, Katsina State within the North-West has the very best beginning price at 7.three births per lady.

The data is contained within the 2018 Nigerian Demographic and Well being Survey key findings launched on Tuesday.

The report states that the beginning price in city areas is way decrease than that of rural areas.

In accordance with the survey, the full beginning price in Nigeria is 5.three kids per lady.

The second lowest beginning price in Nigeria is Akwa Ibom which is three.6 births per lady adopted by Cross River which is three.7 births per lady.

Different states with excessive beginning charges embody Bauchi and Jigawa which have a beginning price of seven.2 and seven.1 respectively.

The troubled North-East states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe even have excessive beginning charges at 6.1, 5.2 and 5.9 kids per lady.

The report states partly, “At present, girls in Nigeria have a median of 5.three kids. Since 1990, fertility has decreased from kids per lady to the present degree.

“Fertility varies by residence and state. Ladies in rural areas have a median of 5.9 kids in comparison with four.5 kids amongst city girls. By state, fertility ranges from three.four kids per lady in Lagos to 7.three kids per lady in Katsina.

“Fertility additionally varies with schooling and family wealth. Ladies with no schooling have twice as many kids as girls with greater than secondary schooling. Fertility decreases because the wealth of the respondent’s family will increase.”

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The report provides that ladies dwelling within the poorest households have a median of 6.7 kids, in comparison with three.eight kids amongst girls dwelling within the wealthiest households.

The survey additional reveals that Lagos has the bottom price of teenage being pregnant at only one per cent whereas Bauchi has the very best at 41 per cent.

It states that 44 per cent of teenage ladies with no schooling have begun childbearing in comparison with one per cent of teenage ladies with greater than secondary schooling.

The NDHS report was carried out by the Nationwide Inhabitants Fee along side the Federal Ministry of Well being.

Different companions concerned within the survey which was launched in Abuja on Tuesday include- the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis, World Well being Organisation, United States Company for Worldwide Growth, International Fund and UNFPA.

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