Use of insecticide-treated bed nets (% of under-5 population)

Definition: Use of insecticide-treated bed nets refers to the percentage of children under age five who slept under an insecticide-treated bednet to prevent malaria.

Description: The map below shows how Use of insecticide-treated bed nets (% of under-5 population) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Guinea-Bissau, with a value of 80.60. The country with the lowest value in the world is Iraq, with a value of 0.00.

Source: UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Malaria is endemic to the poorest countries in the world, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Insecticide-treated nets, properly used and maintained, are one of the most important malaria-preventive strategies to limit human-mosquito contact.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual