Kaduna MNCH2

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Area 950 sq.-km
Total population 329,277
Male population 167,931 (51%)
Female population 161,346 (49%)
Women of child bearing age 66,585 (22%)
Pregnant women 16,586 (5%)
Children below 1 year 13,172 (4%)
Children below 5 year 105,368 (32%)
Public health facilities 60
Private health facilities 9
Functional health facilities 60
Non-functional health facilities 9
Total population 363,686
Male population 185,480 (51%)
Female population 185,480 (51%)
Women of child bearing age 72,737 (22%)
Pregnant women 18,184 (5%)
Children below 1 year 14,547 (4%)
Children below 5 year 101,832 (28%)
Public health facilities 31
Private Clinic 1
General Hospital 1
Area 950 square kilometres
Total population 525,027
Male population 267,764 (51%)
Female population 257,263 (49%)
Women of child bearing age 26,251 (5%)
Pregnant women 16,586 (5%)
Children below 1 year 21,001 (2%)
Children below 5 year 105,005 (20%)
Public health facilities including 1 general & 1 missionary hospital 20
Private health facilities 12
Other Dental and Health Technology at Tudun Wada
Other Federal Psychiatric Nursing and training centre at Barnawa.
Total population 432,090
Women of child bearing age 8,648 (2%)
Pregnant women 21,605 (5%) (5%)
Children below 1 year 34,574 (8%)
Children below 5 year 120,985 (28%)
Public health facilities including 1 general hospital 69
Private health facilities 1
Total population 532,606
Male population 271,629 (51%)
Female population 260, 977 (49%)
Women of child bearing age 106,521 (22%)
Pregnant women 26,630 (5%)
Children below 1 year 42,608 (8%)
Children below 5 year 151,129 (28%)
Public health facilities with many PHCs, & a general hospital 71
Private health facilities Many

Kaduna State Details

Summary Statistics


   Life expectancy  44 years
   Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) 1025/100000 (NBS 2012)
   Delivery by health professionals 35.5% (NDHS 2013)
   Facility based delivery rates 32.4% (NDHIS 2013)
   Fertility rate (total births per woman) 4.1% (NDHIS 2013)


  Total Population 6,113,503 million (NBS 2012)
  Total Female 3, 090,439
  Total Male 3,023,065
  Population under 15 40% 
  Population between the ages of 19 and 59 years 62%
  People aged 60 and above 6.2%
  Population of rural dwellers 90%

* This survey reveals a dependency ratio of almost 1; meaning that there is almost one dependent to every economically active person in the population


  Borders Kano, Katsina, Zamfara FCT, Nasarawa, Kogi, and Plateau State
  Area Covers an area of 46,053 km
  Size rank Ranked 3rd out of 36 states of Nigeria


   Capital Kaduna
   Governor Malam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai
   Deputy Governor Barnabas Bantex
   Local governments 23 
   Federal Senatorial districts 3
   Political wards 255


Kaduna State was the successor to the old Northern Region of Nigeria, which had its capital as Kaduna. In 1967, the northern region was split up into six states, one of which was the North-Central State, whose name was changed to Kaduna State in 1976. Kaduna State was further divided in 1987 where Katsina State was carved out. Kaduna State has a population of 6.066.562 (NBS 2012) and is ranked 3rd of the 36 states of Nigeria which is about 4.3 % amounting to 2.2% as males while the remaining 2.2% are female. The State covers an area of 46,053 km and is ranked 3rd out of 36 states of Nigeria. The state is bordered to the north by Kano, Katsina and Zamfara States, to the south by FCT and Nasarawa States, to the west by Plateau and to the East by Kogi State. The state has 3 senatorial districts, 255 political wards and 23 Local Government Councils namely Birnin, Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Ikara, Jaba, Jema’a, Kachia, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kagarko, Kajuru, Kaura, Kauru, Kudan, Lere, Makarfi, Sabon Gari, Sanga, Soba, Zangon Kataf and Zaria.

About 6,113,503 million (NBS 2012) people inhabit Kaduna State. Life expectancy as at 2001 was about 52.11 years with a total fertility rate of about 7.9 (NDHIS 2013) children per woman of childbearing age. Although population of the State is predominantly rural (90%), the distribution in terms of sex is almost equal between male 3,090,439 (NBS 2012) and female 3, 023,065 (NBS 2012).This pattern of population distribution is same across various constituencies in the State and between urban and rural areas. In terms of age distribution, 40% of the population was made up of young people below the age of 15years, and 62% between the ages of 15 and 59 years while 6.2% were people aged 60 and above, NURHI (2013). This survey reveals a dependency ratio of almost 1; meaning that there is almost one dependent to every economically active person in the population.

Kaduna state has high mortality rates and burden of diseases profile. Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is estimated at 1,025 deaths per 100,000 live births (NBS 2012). Mothers die frequently from complications of pregnancy and childbirth: anemia, obstetric hemorrhage, shock, sepsis and toxemias’. Other reasons for the high maternal mortality in the State include low ANC coverage, which stands at 54.6% (NDHS 2013); and the fact that delivery by health professionals and facility based delivery rates are 35.5% and 4.5% (NDHS 2013) respectively.

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