Which State in Nigeria do Women give birth at home (the most)?

According to the National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS, 2013), 9 out of every 10 women in Sokoto and Zamfara deliver theirĀ child at home. Also, it is highly unlikely that a woman will deliver a child, in a private hospital in – Sokoto, Zamfara, Jigawa, Kebbi, Yobe, Katsina and Kano. Interact with the visualization here and found out the facility that is most used by women to deliver a child in your state.

Oludotun Babayemi

The chart above shows the Percent distribution of live births between 2008 and 2012 delivered at home and in private hospital, according to the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS),2013. Twenty-three percent of deliveries occur in public sector facilities, and 13 percent occur in private sector facilities. Sixty-three percent of births are delivered at home in Nigeria. It is highly likely that you will deliver your baby at home if you are from the North Western region of Nigeria, with Sokoto and Zamfara State having the highest percentage of home deliveries. It is unlikely to give birth at home if you are from the South Eastern region of Nigeria with Imo State having the least percentage of home deliveries.

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