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Source: The State of the World’s Children | United Nations Children's Fund

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Country or AreaSubgroupYearSourceUnitValue 
AlbaniaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent431
AlgeriaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent502
AngolaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent551
ArmeniaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent361
AzerbaijanTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent322
BangladeshTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent362
BelarusTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent212
BelizeTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent512
BeninTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent321
BhutanTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent591
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)Total2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent641
Bosnia and HerzegovinaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent572
BotswanaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent401
BrazilTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent432
Burkina FasoTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent202
CambodiaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent651
CameroonTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent202
Cape VerdeTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent732
Central African RepublicTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent431
ChadTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent291
ChinaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent411
ColombiaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent571
ComorosTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent252
CongoTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent392
Côte d'IvoireTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent252
CubaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent702
Democratic People's Republic of KoreaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent181
Democratic Republic of the CongoTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent431
DjiboutiTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent671
Dominican RepublicTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent651
East Asia and PacificTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent413
Eastern and Southern AfricaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent563
EgyptTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent561
El SalvadorTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent331
EritreaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent782
EthiopiaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent521
FijiTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent572
GabonTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent712
GambiaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent521
GeorgiaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent691
GhanaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent521
GuatemalaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent561
GuineaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent402
Guinea-BissauTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent551
GuyanaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent432
HaitiTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent442
HondurasTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent792
IndiaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent412
IndonesiaTotal2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent291
Iran (Islamic Republic of)Total2007-2011UN_Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), other national surveys and UNICEFPercent562

Footnotes

1 - Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified in the column heading.
2 - Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified in the column heading. Data refer to years or periods other than those specified in the column heading. Such data are not included in the calculation of regional and global averages, with the exception of 2005-2006 data from India. Estimates from data years prior to 2000 are not displayed.
3 - Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified in the column heading. For a complete list of countries and territories in the regions and subregions, see page XX.
Source

The State of the World’s Children

Source:  United Nations Children's Fund

Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being.
Last update in UNdata: 19 Jun 2013
Next update in UNdata: 2014 release