Here is How Long WHO Says Nigerians Are Expected To Live


The life expectancy statistics are normally  released by the World Health Organization and the results may come as a shock to many Nigerians.

The life expectancy of a Nigerian compared to citizens of other countries is one of the lowest in Africa.

War torn countries like Somalia and economically unstable countries like South Africa have their life expectancy placed at 55.69 years and 57.44 years respectively, while the African giant has its life expectancy at 53.05 years.

There has only been 3.24 years increase in Nigeria's life expectancy rate in over 10 years.

Believe it or not, citizens of poorer countries are expected to live longer than Nigerians.

According to more statistics from the WHO, the probability of dying between 15 and 60 years is very high, with 368 possible deaths per 1,000 population.

These statistics might be due to the crumbling Nigerian economy and the political instability that has plagued the country for years.

I believe this gives us one more reason to give more attention to our health, rather than neglect it as WHO Statistics are based on how we live our lives and how well we truly care about our health.

Poor nutrition, high maternal and infant mortality are major contributions to the low average life expectancy in Nigeria.

The life expectancy for Americans is at 78.74 years, while that of Japan and China is put at 83.84 years and 75.99 years respectively. These are countries where the health industry is booming because the citizens have decided to take a decisive step to become more healthy.

Why not you?


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