2019 Water, Sanitation, Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping Report
Demography indicators showed little change when compared to results from the 2018 NORM survey. The average household size in 2019 was found to be five persons, 17% of households were headed by women. Nearly 9% of the population are children under five years of age, while 14% are adults over 50 years. The findings show that 1 in 10 households have at least one person living with disabilities, while the proportion of the entire population living with disabilities is 6%. This amounts to about 11 million people in Nigeria living with disabilities. At the time of the survey, slightly more than 58% of households lived in core rural areas, while 41% households ranked among the poor to the poorest wealth quintiles. It was observed from the findings that 56% of the rural households, only 8% of the urban households, and at least half of the population in the North Central (48%), North East (63%) and North West (67%) belong to the poor and poorest wealth quintiles. The health status of households showed that about 1 in 10 households (11%) reported suffering from diarrhea in the past six weeks preceding the survey. Among these households, 72% of the household members who suffered diarrhea cases are children under five.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics