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Table 1 Estimated number of people infected with lymphatic filariasis prior to MDA using 2010 population estimates

From: Mapping the baseline prevalence of lymphatic filariasis across Nigeria

Region State Estimated no. of people infected with LF (% prevalence of Mf) Estimated no. of people infected with LF (% prevalence of ICT) Total population
North-Central
  Benue 69,433 (1.4) 266,245 (5.5) 4,853,000
  Kogi 77,475 (2.0) 182,144 (4.7) 3,838,000
  Kwara 45,953 (1.6) 115,596 (4.1) 2,852,000
  Nasarawa 42,696 (2.0) 227,455 (10.6) 2,151,000
  Niger 85,667 (1.9) 282,768 (6.2) 4,538,000
  Plateau 71,432 (2.0) 364,561 (10.0) 3,659,000
  FCT 24,525 (1.6) 125,614 (8.2) 1,537,000
Subtotal   417,191 (1.8) 1,912,940 (8.2) 23,428,000
North-East
  Adamawa 76,843 (2.3) 209,067 (6.4) 3,272,000
  Bauchi 25,366 (0.5) 332,294 (6.3) 5,257,000
  Borno 59,503 (1.3) 205,103 (4.3) 4,752,000
  Gombe 43,744 (1.6) 149,619 (5.4) 2,773,000
  Taraba 70,051 (2.6) 159,935 (6.0) 2,657,000
  Yobe 27,115 (1.0) 209,281 (7.9) 2,652,000
Subtotal   302,622 (1.4) 1,265,299 (5.9) 21,363,000
North-West
  Jigawa 48,972 (1.0) 343,852 (6.8) 5,054,000
  Kaduna 17,790 (0.3) 385,812 (5.6) 6,927,000
  Kano 91,093 (0.8) 717,153 (6.7) 10,765,000
  Katsina 58,317 (0.9) 477,381 (7.3) 6,550,000
  Kebbi 54,026 (1.4) 395,222 (10.5) 3,758,000
  Sokoto 42,794 (1.0) 275,762 (6.7) 4,137,000
  Zamfara 44,103 (1.2) 597,723 (16.2) 3,689,000
Subtotal   357,095 (0.9) 3,192,945 (7.8) 40,880,000
South-East
  Abia 161,906 (5.0) 163,240 (5.0) 3,269,000
  Anambra 212,657 (4.4) 330,448 (6.9) 4,819,000
  Ebonyi 138,351 (5.9) 206,495 (8.8) 2,345,000
  Enugu 97,200 (2.6) 261,480 (7.0) 3,717,000
  Imo 186,002 (4.2) 349,292 (7.9) 4,402,000
Subtotal   667,299 (3.6) 1,310,955 (7.1) 18,552,000
South-South
  Akwa Ibom 238,460 (5.3) 163,240 (3.7) 4,461,000
  Cross River 199,383 (5.7) 129,921 (3.7) 3,472,000
  Bayelsa 101,747 (4.9) 63,079 (3.0) 2,087,000
  Rivers 157,512 (2.7) 22,927 (0.4) 5,759,000
  Delta 128,923 (2.7) 136,775 (2.9) 4,747,000
  Edo 121,167 (3.2) 142,754 (3.8) 3,804,000
Subtotal   947,192 (3.9) 607,609 (2.5) 24,330,000
South-West
  Ekiti 455,419 (1.8) 195,280 (7.8) 2,516,000
  Lagos 128,945 (0.9) 25,696 (0.2) 14,480,000
  Ogun 121,225 (3.1) 109880 (2.8) 3,953,000
  Ondo 117,752 (3.2) 176578 (4.8) 3,679,000
  Osun 80,635 (2.0) 181,129 (4.4) 4,105,000
  Oyo 98,555 (1.5) 24,512 (0.4) 6,532,000
Subtotal   598,937 (1.7) 713,075 (2.0) 35,265,000
Sum Total   3,276,360 (2.0) 8,682,068 (5.3) 163,818,000
  1. Abbreviations: ICT, immunochromatographic test, LF, lymphatic filariasis, MDA, mass drug administration, Mf, microfilaria