Leading Causes of death in Nigeria

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; Causes of death in Nigeria, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in Nigeria. What is the leading cause of death in Nigeria?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 228.17 2 305,460 (15.03%)
Tuberculosis 190.61 1 175,124 (8.62%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 127.79 4 186,218 (9.16%)
Stroke 120.00 41 83,379 (4.10%)
HIV/AIDS 120.00 18 168,900 (8.31%)
Coronary Heart Disease 117.12 90 76,410 (3.76%)
Liver Disease 50.71 11 48,789 (2.40%)
Prostate Cancer 46.41 12 12,087 (0.59%)
Diabetes Mellitus 43.92 50 30,922 (1.52%)
Maternal Conditions 40.30 3 63,909 (3.14%)
Malaria 35.87 25 112,371 (5.53%)
Breast Cancer 30.08 7 14,932 (0.73%)
Meningitis 29.56 6 58,231 (2.87%)
Low Birth Weight 24.87 10 87,318 (4.30%)
Road Traffic Accidents 24.75 58 37,562 (1.85%)
Birth Trauma 23.20 8 81,448 (4.01%)
Other Injuries 22.63 8 39,645 (1.95%)
Falls 21.18 2 21,350 (1.05%)
Cervical Cancer 21.16 31 8,757 (0.43%)
Lung Disease 21.14 102 14,311 (0.70%)
Endocrine Disorders 19.56 10 42,961 (2.11%)
Congenital Anomalies 17.16 6 48,704 (2.40%)
Malnutrition 17.12 19 40,609 (2.00%)
Hypertension 15.17 79 10,864 (0.53%)
Suicide 14.79 33 18,095 (0.89%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 14.77 122 7,809 (0.38%)
Asthma 13.90 37 11,894 (0.59%)
Kidney Disease 13.32 98 12,605 (0.62%)
Liver Cancer 13.01 23 12,765 (0.63%)
Violence 10.41 47 17,843 (0.88%)
Measles 8.29 10 26,672 (1.31%)
Drownings 7.43 41 15,670 (0.77%)
Fires 6.57 27 10,148 (0.50%)
Inflammatory/Heart 6.49 74 6,336 (0.31%)
Drug Use 6.44 8 8,655 (0.43%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 5.81 51 5,412 (0.27%)
Schistosomiasis 5.55 8 5,550 (0.27%)
War 5.44 10 8,826 (0.43%)
Epilepsy 5.20 28 7,446 (0.37%)
Lymphomas 4.65 102 4,421 (0.22%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 4.41 45 3,897 (0.19%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 4.21 147 3,648 (0.18%)
Other Neoplasms 3.96 46 3,545 (0.17%)
Tetanus 3.83 8 8,939 (0.44%)
Skin Disease 3.71 48 3,321 (0.16%)
Pertussis 3.48 4 11,345 (0.56%)
Ovary Cancer 3.05 143 (0.00%)
Syphilis 3.02 25 9,164 (0.45%)
Poisonings 2.89 21 5,601 (0.28%)
Hepatitis B 2.83 9 (0.00%)

Demographic Summary

Nigeria
Value World Rank
Population total 190,632,261 7
Sex ratio m / f 1.04 23
Population 0-14 42.5% 17
Population 15-64 54.3% 180
Population 65 + 3.1% 165

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 13.4 4
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 17.4 1.1 118 / 115
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 4.6 13.1 154 / 145
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 5.16 87

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Prostate Cancer 46.41 12
Breast Cancer 30.08 7
Cervical Cancer 21.16 31
Liver Cancer 13.01 23
Colon-Rectum Cancers 4.21 147
Ovary Cancer 3.05 143

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.