Nigeria - Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women (%)

The value for Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women (%) in Nigeria was 57.80 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 61.30 in 1997 and a minimum value of 57.80 in 2016.

Definition: Prevalence of anemia, pregnant women, is the percentage of pregnant women 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 60.80
1991 61.00
1992 61.10
1993 61.20
1994 61.30
1995 61.30
1996 61.30
1997 61.30
1998 61.20
1999 61.10
2000 61.00
2001 60.80
2002 60.70
2003 60.60
2004 60.50
2005 60.30
2006 60.20
2007 60.00
2008 59.80
2009 59.60
2010 59.40
2011 59.20
2012 59.00
2013 58.70
2014 58.40
2015 58.10
2016 57.80

Limitations and Exceptions: Data should be used with caution because surveys differ in quality, coverage, age group interviewed, and treatment of missing values across countries and over time. Data on anemia are compiled by the WHO based mainly on nationally representative surveys, which measure hemoglobin in the blood. WHO's hemoglobin thresholds are then used to determine anemia status based on age, sex, and physiological status.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs, which vary by age, sex, altitude, smoking status, and pregnancy status. In its severe form it is associated with fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and drowsiness. Children under age 5 and pregnant women have the highest risk for anemia.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Nutrition