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What is Nigeria's fertility rate?

In 2018, the total fertility rate of women in Nigeria was 5.3 births per woman. This was a slight decline from 5.8 births per woman in 2016 and 2017.

This data comes from the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, which defined the total fertility rate as the average number of children born to a woman in her reproductive years.

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