Completeness of birth registration (%)
Definition: Completeness of birth registration is the percentage of children under age 5 whose births were registered at the time of the survey. The numerator of completeness of birth registration includes children whose birth certificate was seen by the interviewer or whose mother or caretaker says the birth has been registered.
Description: The map below shows how Completeness of birth registration (%) 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a value of 100.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Somalia, with a value of 3.00.
Source: UNICEF's State of the World's Children based mostly on household surveys and ministry of health data.