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“49,000 deaths registered in six months in 2023” – NPC

No fewer than 49,917 deaths have been registered with the National Population Commission this year.

The figure is contained in an app called RapidSMS designed by the NPC.

The RapidSMS functions as a data collection and reporting platform for online and offline birth registration and death registration.

Checks by our correspondent on Thursday showed that 49,917 deaths have been registered with the NPC this year so far.

A breakdown by gender showed that 32,746 of the dead were male while 17,171 were females.

The app further revealed that 29,701 deaths were certified while 20,216 were uncertified.

A breakdown of reported causes of death showed 7,400 people died as a result of fevers/typhoid; 4,041 died as a result of accidents/injuries; 1,227 died from childbirth; 968 from HIV/AIDS, and 36,281 from other ailments.

For reported age at time of death, 765 of the dead males were aged below one year; 866 were aged one to four years; and 31,115 were aged five years and above.

For the females, 585 of the dead were aged below one year; 757 were aged one to four years; and 15,829 were aged five years and above.

The app further revealed that Ogun State had the highest death registration of 7,211, followed by Lagos with 7,082; and Abia, with 4,473 registered deaths.

For Plateau, it was 1,388 deaths; Yobe, 369; Taraba, 246; Sokoto, 450; Rivers, 1,171; Niger, 694; Kwara, 2,221; Kebbi, 20; Katsina, 1,583; Imo, 2,609; Kano, 663; Kaduna, 3,754; Jigawa, 3,896; Enugu, 597; and Ebonyi, 501 deaths.

For Borno, 1,024; Benue, 85; Akwa-Ibom, 17; Anambra, 3,661; Bayelsa, 1,024; Edo, 1,731; Ekiti, 341; Ondo, 842; Osun, 1,537; Federal Capital Territory, 11; and Kogi, 698.

Checks by our correspondent revealed that Zamfara, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Oyo, Gombe, Delta, Adamawa and Cross-River states were not listed in the documents.

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