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Malaria prevalence among children in Nigeria 2010-2018

Between 2010 and 2018, the share of children in Nigeria who tested positive for malaria by microscopy experienced a decrease. In 2018, 23 percent of the surveyed sample had malaria, roughly 20 percentage points less compared to 2010. Over the years, the prevalence of malaria among children up to five years declined on average of 2.3 percentage annually.

Malaria prevalence among children aged 6 to 59 months in Nigeria in selected years between 2010 and 2018

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Number of respondents

8,298 respondents

Age group

6-59 months

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Supplementary notes

Children aged 6 to 59 months who tested positive for malaria by microscopy.

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