The state of the world's children 2005: Key indicators for children and women in Niger

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 01 Aug 2005
Population Indicators:
Total population (2003): 11,972,000

Population under 18 (2003): 6,784,000

Population under 5 (2003): 2,549,000

Annual number of births (2003): 662,000

Nutrition Indicators:

Infants with low-birth weight (1998-2003): 17%

Children exclusively breast-fed (<6 months): 1%

Breastfed with complementary food (6-9 months): 56%

Children still breast-feeding (20-23 months): 61%

Under-5's suffering from moderate and severe underweight (1995-2003): 40%

Under-5's suffering from moderate and severe wasting, weight for height indicator (1995-2003): 14%

Under-5's suffering from moderate & severe stunting, height for age indicator (1995-2003): 40%

Households consuming iodized salt (1997-2003): 15%

Education Indicators:

Primary school enrolment ratio (net), male: 41; female: 28

Net primary school attendance (1996-2003) for males: 36%; for females: 25%

Primary school entrants reaching gr. 5 (1998-2001): 71%

Number of phones per 100 population (2002): 0

Number of internet users per 100 population (2002): 0

Orphan school attendance ratio (1998-2003): -- Gross primary school enrolment ratio, females as a percentage of males (1998-2002): 68

Female Indicators:

Lifetime risk of maternal death (2000): 1 in 7

Contraceptive prevalence (1995-2003): 14%

Antenatal care coverage (1995-2003): 41%

Skilled attendant at delivery (1995-2003): 16%

Child Protection Indicators:

Child labor, 5-14 years, (1999-2003) male: 68%; female: 62%

Child marriage (1986-2003) urban: 46%; rural: 86%

Birth registration (1999-2003) urban: 85%; rural: 40%

Female genital cutting (1998-03) women: 5%; daughters: 4%

Mortality Indicators:

Under-5 mortality global rank (2003): 2

Under-5 mortality rate, per 1,000 live births (2003): 262

Under-1 infant mortality rate, per 1,000 live births (2003): 154

Annual number of U-5 deaths (2003): 173,000

Malaria Indicators:

Under-5's sleeping under a bed-net (1999-2003): 17%

Under-5's sleeping under a treated bed-net (1999-2003): 6%

Under-5's with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs: 48%

Health Indicators:

Total popul'n using improved drinking water sources (2002): 46%

Total popul'n using adequate sanitation facilities (2002): 12%

Routine EPI vaccines financed by government (2003): 100%

1-year old children immunized for TB (2003): 64%

1-year old children immunized for DPT3 (2003): 52%

1-year old children immunized for Polio3 (2003): 51%

1-year old children immunized for Measles (2003): 64%

Life expectancy at birth (2003): 46 years Crude death rate (2003): 19%;

Crude birth rate (2003): 55%

Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate, 6-59 months (2002): 77%

HIV/AIDS Indicators:

HIV adult prevalence rate, 15-49 years (end-2003): 1.2%

# of adults & children living with HIV, 0-49 years (2003): 70,000

# of children living with HIV, 0-14 years (2003): 5,900

Median HIV prevalence among pregnant women (15-24 yrs): --%

Females (15-24 years) who know healthy-looking person can have HIV (1998-2003): 37%;

who know condom can prevent HIV: 30%

Females who used a condom at last high-risk sex (15-24 yrs): 7%

Children orphaned by AIDS, 0-17 years (2003): 24,000

Literacy Indicators:

Total adult literacy rate (2000): 16%

Adult male literacy rate (2000): 24%

Adult female literacy rate (2000): 9%

Adult literacy rate-females as a percentage of males (2000): 38%

Economic Indicators: GNI per capita (2003): US$200

Average annual rate of inflation (1990-2003): 5%

Population living below $1/day (1992-2002): 64%