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Health insurance coverage in Nigeria 2018, by education and gender

As of 2018, health insurance coverage in Nigeria was very low. Specifically, less than one percent of people with no education or a low education had a health insurance. Among individuals with more than a secondary education the coverage was larger, reaching 13.5 percent of males and 12.8 of females. People with a health insurance mainly had an employer-based coverage, whereas the percentage of individuals with specific health insurances was between zero and one. About 97 percent of the survey sample did not have a health insurance at all.

Health insurance coverage in Nigeria in 2018, by educational level and gender

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Release date

October 2019



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Number of respondents


Age group

15-59 years

Special properties

both men and women

Supplementary notes

Concerning any form of health insurance.

The source does not specify the date of the survey.

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