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Nigeria ranked top in Africa for suicide

By Toby Prince

Nigeria has been ranked “15th in the world” and “top in Africa” for its suicide rate.

There’s been a significant rise in suicide cases in the world’s most populous black nation.

The June 2019 story attributed these rankings to Dr Ani Kalayjian, the founder of a US-based organisation that raises awareness about the effects of traumatic events on people.

Kalayjian was in Nigeria to train local health professionals on trauma management.

Nigeria had 15 suicides per 100,000 people every year. We found that the accurate crude suicide death rate was lower, at 9.5 suicides per 100,000 people in 2016.

This was according to global mortality statistics from the WHO’s 2016 Global Health Observatory data repository.

The crude suicide rate is the number of suicide deaths in a year, divided by the population and multiplied by 100,000. As Nigeria is one of a number of countries that do not yet have high-quality data, the WHO used mortality rate models to determine this rate.

Lesotho and Cote d’Ivoire are second and third respectively.

Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe and Tunisia have the lowest suicide rate on the continent.

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