In line with Punch Metro, Nigeria’s financial capital, Lagos State, has the bottom variety of births at 3.Four youngsters per lady.
Conversely, Katsina State within the North-West has the very best delivery fee at 7.Three births per lady.
The knowledge is contained within the 2018 Nigerian Demographic and Well being Survey key findings launched on Tuesday.
The report states that the delivery fee in city areas is far decrease than that of rural areas.
In line with the survey, the overall delivery fee in Nigeria is 5.Three youngsters per lady.
The second lowest delivery fee in Nigeria is Akwa Ibom which is 3.6 births per lady adopted by Cross River which is 3.7 births per lady.
Different states with excessive delivery charges embody Bauchi and Jigawa which have a delivery fee of seven.2 and seven.1 respectively.
The troubled North-East states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe even have excessive delivery charges at 6.1, 5.2 and 5.9 youngsters per lady.
The report states partly, “Presently, ladies in Nigeria have a mean of 5.Three youngsters. Since 1990, fertility has decreased from 6.zero youngsters per lady to the present stage.
“Fertility varies by residence and state. Ladies in rural areas have a mean of 5.9 youngsters in comparison with 4.5 youngsters amongst city ladies. By state, fertility ranges from 3.Four youngsters per lady in Lagos to 7.Three youngsters per lady in Katsina.
“Fertility additionally varies with training and family wealth. Ladies with no training have twice as many youngsters as ladies with greater than secondary training. Fertility decreases because the wealth of the respondent’s family will increase.”
The report provides that girls dwelling within the poorest households have a mean of 6.7 youngsters, in comparison with 3.eight youngsters amongst ladies dwelling within the wealthiest households.
The survey additional reveals that Lagos has the bottom fee of teenage being pregnant at only one per cent whereas Bauchi has the very best at 41 per cent.
It states that 44 per cent of teenage ladies with no training have begun childbearing in comparison with one per cent of teenage ladies with greater than secondary training.
The NDHS report was carried out by the Nationwide Inhabitants Fee along with the Federal Ministry of Well being.
Different companions concerned within the survey which was launched in Abuja on Tuesday include- the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis, World Well being Organisation, United States Company for Worldwide Improvement, World Fund and UNFPA.