Skip to main content

Table 1 Indicators of women and children’s health and wellbeing in Niger State and Nigeria, 2018

From: Building social accountability to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Nigeria

  Niger State Nigeria
Women’s Status
 Women literate (%) 25.9 53.1
 Women who agree that wife-beating is justified (%) 62.4 28.0
 Women in polygamous marriage (%) 40.4 30.5
 Median age at first marriage (among those 20–49) 17.7 19.1
 Women with no weekly exposure to media (%) 68.6 55.6
 Married women mainly/jointly make decisions about family planning 68.3 89.5
Fertility and Contraceptive Use
 Total fertility rate 5.8 5.3
 Median age at first birth (among women 25–49) 19.3 20.4
 Women 15–19 who have begun childbearing (%) 26.1 18.7
 Contraceptive prevalence (modern, %) 6.4 12.0
 Unmet need for contraception (%) 19.2 18.9
Maternal Health
 HIV prevalence 2019 (%) 0.7 1.4
 No antenatal care (%) 40.7 24.4
 Took iron during last pregnancy (%) 60.3 69.3
 Protected against neonatal tetanus (%) 37.2 52.9
 Received intermittent malarial protection during pregnancy (%) 44.2 63.6
 Facility deliveries (%) 25.8 39.4
 Delivered by skilled provider (%) 30.6 43.4
 Households with at least one insecticide-treated net (%) 46.9 60.6
Infant Health
 No postnatal checkup (%) 76.2 60.4
 Children 12–23 month having received all basic vaccinations (%) 23.3 31.3
Economic Development
 Houses with improved drinking water source 61.0 65.3
 Households with improved, not shared sanitation facility 38.5 53.4
 Households with fixed or mobile handwashing station 57.7 81.1
 Soap available 11.0 37.5
  1. 2018 Demographic and Health Survey [2], National Agency for the Control of AIDS [57]
  2. Of those delivering within facilities, 93% do so in public facilities