Nigeria - Prevalence of anemia among children (% of children under 5)

Prevalence of anemia among children (% of children under 5) in Nigeria was 68.30 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 79.80 in 1991, while its lowest value was 68.30 in 2016.

Definition: Prevalence of anemia, children under age 5, is the percentage of children under age 5 whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter at sea level.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Health Observatory Data Repository/World Health Statistics (http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.1?lang=en).

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Year Value
1990 79.70
1991 79.80
1992 79.70
1993 79.70
1994 79.60
1995 79.50
1996 79.30
1997 79.00
1998 78.80
1999 78.40
2000 78.00
2001 77.50
2002 77.00
2003 76.50
2004 75.90
2005 75.30
2006 74.70
2007 74.10
2008 73.40
2009 72.70
2010 72.00
2011 71.40
2012 70.70
2013 70.10
2014 69.50
2015 68.90
2016 68.30

Limitations and Exceptions: Data for blood haemoglobin concentrations are still limited, compared to other nutritional indicators such as hild anthropometry. As a result, the estimates may not capture the full variation across countries and regions.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on anemia are compiled by the WHO, and a statistical model was used to estimate trends. WHO’s hemoglobin threshold concentration in blood was used.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Anemia is defined as a low blood haemoglobin concentration. Anaemia may result from a number of causes, with the most significant contributor being iron deficiency. Anaemia resulting from iron deficiency adversely affects cognitive and motor development a

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition