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Expenditure of Nigerian households on health care 2019, by zone

In 2019, Nigerian households spent on average 6.1 percent of their total annual expenditure on health. This share was lower in South South and South West, whereas the expenditure peaked at 10.3 percent in the South Eastern states.

Data on health insurance coverage show that only 1.4 percent of people living in rural areas had a health insurance. Overall, insurance coverage in Nigeria is very low. In particular, among individuals without education the coverage was below one percent.

Expenditure of Nigerian households on health care in 2019, by zone

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Nigeria

Survey time period

September 2018 to October 2019

Number of respondents

22,110 respondents

Special properties

households

Supplementary notes

* Excluding Borno.

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