Infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached 75.7 in 2018 in Nigeria, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.02 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Nigeria reached an all time high of 193 in 1964 and an all time low of 74.2 in 2019. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Benin amounted to 60.4, 51.6 in Cameroon, 70.8 in Chad and 47.9 in Niger in 2018.
Nigeria has been ranked 4th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of infant mortality per 1,000 live births, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given year.