Total Fertility Rate (Live Births Per Woman) in Nigeria

Total fertility rate in terms of live births per woman reached 5.67 in 2019 in Nigeria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.47 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total fertility rate in terms of live births per woman in Nigeria reached an all time high of 6.78 in 1980 and an all time low of 5.46 in 2017. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, total fertility rate in terms of live births per woman in Benin amounted to 4.53, 4.46 in Cameroon, 5.92 in Chad and 7.26 in Niger in 2019.

Nigeria has been ranked 6th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of total fertility rate in terms of live births per woman, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.

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