Key indicators: Niger
WHO region Africa
Child health
Diphtheria tetanus toxoid and pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) (2015) 65
Demographic and socioeconomic statistics
Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population) (2008) 43.6
Gender inequality index rank (2014) 154
Human development index rank (2014) 188
Health financing
Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product (2014) 5.82
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health (2014) 44.78
General government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure (2014) 7.57
Health systems
Physicians density (per 1000 population) (2008) 0.019
Nursing and midwifery personnel density (per 1000 population) (2008) 0.14
Mortality and global health estimates
Neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births) (2015) 26.8 [18.8-38.2]
Under-five mortality rate (probability of dying by age 5 per 1000 live births) (2015) 95.5 [70.5-128.3]
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) (2015) 553 [ 411 - 752]
Public health and environment
Population using improved drinking-water sources (%) (2015) 48.6 (Rural)
58.2 (Total)
100.0 (Urban)
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) (2015) 10.9 (Total)
4.6 (Rural)
37.9 (Urban)
Sustainable development goals
Life expectancy at birth (years) (2015) 61.8 (Both sexes)
60.9 (Male)
62.8 (Female)
Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) (2015) 39.7
World Health Statistics
Population (in thousands) total (2015) 19899.1
Population proportion under 15 (%) (2015) 50.5
Population proportion over 60 (%) (2015) 4.2