Average Life Expectancy In Nigeria Now 55 Years – WHO

World Health Organisation


The average life expectancy for Nigerians is now 55 years, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

The global health organisation revealed this in the 2018 global data for life expectancy in where Nigeria ranked 178 out of 192 ranked countries.

According to the data, a 2018 Nigerian male born is expected to live approximately 54.7 years, while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health.


Meanwhile, the statistical report by Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for 2017 records that females can live for approximately 51 years, while males can live for just 47 years.

WHO further revealed the leading cause of death in Nigeria to be influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases, stroke, HIV/AIDS, coronary heart disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus, maternal conditions, malaria, breast cancer, meningitis, cervical cancer, lung disease, low birth weight, accident, road traffic and birth trauma among others.


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