Nigeria Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the Nigeria infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for Nigeria in 2021 is 57.701 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.5% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for Nigeria in 2020 was 59.181 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.44% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for Nigeria in 2019 was 60.662 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.38% decline from 2018.
  • The infant mortality rate for Nigeria in 2018 was 62.142 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.97% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Infant Mortality Rate
Country Name 2021 Infant Mortality Rate
Pakistan 57.998
Nigeria 57.701
Cameroon 56.872
Angola 56.629
Lesotho 55.183
Mauritania 50.301
Zambia 41.857
Sudan 39.970
Kiribati 39.322
Papua New Guinea 38.738
Eswatini 37.539
Myanmar 35.412
Timor-Leste 33.869
Kenya 32.913
Ghana 32.735
Djibouti 30.724
India 28.771
Bolivia 27.065
Sao Tome and Principe 24.078
Bangladesh 23.672
Micronesia 23.082
Bhutan 21.371
Cambodia 21.058
Vanuatu 20.418
Uzbekistan 19.606
Philippines 18.392
Morocco 17.615
Indonesia 17.116
Mongolia 16.104
Vietnam 15.899
Cabo Verde 15.284
Nicaragua 15.112
Solomon Islands 14.508
Egypt 14.142
Honduras 13.889
El Salvador 13.005
Tunisia 11.404
Moldova 11.297
Georgia 8.498
Sri Lanka 6.892
Ukraine 6.465
Nigeria - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2021 57.701 -2.500%
2020 59.181 -2.440%
2019 60.662 -2.380%
2018 62.142 -3.970%
2017 64.708 -3.810%
2016 67.274 -3.670%
2015 69.840 -3.540%
2014 72.406 -3.420%
2013 74.972 -3.690%
2012 77.844 -3.560%
2011 80.715 -3.440%
2010 83.587 -3.320%
2009 86.458 -3.220%
2008 89.330 -3.170%
2007 92.255 -3.070%
2006 95.180 -2.980%
2005 98.106 -2.900%
2004 101.031 -2.810%
2003 103.956 -2.720%
2002 106.865 -2.650%
2001 109.775 -2.580%
2000 112.684 -2.520%
1999 115.594 -2.450%
1998 118.503 -1.230%
1997 119.975 -1.210%
1996 121.446 -1.200%
1995 122.918 -1.180%
1994 124.389 -1.170%
1993 125.861 0.000%
1992 125.865 0.000%
1991 125.870 0.000%
1990 125.874 0.000%
1989 125.879 0.000%
1988 125.883 0.110%
1987 125.743 0.110%
1986 125.603 0.110%
1985 125.462 0.110%
1984 125.322 0.110%
1983 125.182 -1.400%
1982 126.958 -1.380%
1981 128.734 -1.360%
1980 130.510 -1.340%
1979 132.286 -1.320%
1978 134.062 -1.900%
1977 136.664 -1.870%
1976 139.266 -1.830%
1975 141.867 -1.800%
1974 144.469 -1.770%
1973 147.071 -1.630%
1972 149.514 -1.610%
1971 151.956 -1.580%
1970 154.399 -1.560%
1969 156.841 -1.530%
1968 159.284 -1.640%
1967 161.940 -1.610%
1966 164.596 -1.590%
1965 167.253 -1.560%
1964 169.909 -1.540%
1963 172.565 -1.530%
1962 175.247 -1.510%
1961 177.929 -1.490%
1960 180.612 -1.460%
1959 183.294 -1.440%
1958 185.976 -1.520%
1957 188.839 -1.490%
1956 191.702 -1.470%
1955 194.565 -1.450%
1954 197.428 -1.430%
1953 200.291 -1.410%
1952 203.154 -1.390%
1951 206.017 -1.370%
1950 208.880 0.000%