ARI treatment (% of children under 5 taken to a health provider)

Definition: Children with acute respiratory infection (ARI) who are taken to a health provider refers to the percentage of children under age five with ARI in the last two weeks who were taken to an appropriate health provider, including hospital, health center, dispensary, village health worker, clinic, and private physician.

Description: The map below shows how ARI treatment (% of children under 5 taken to a health provider) 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 Tunisia, with a value of 97.50. The country with the lowest value in the world is Botswana, with a value of 14.00.

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: Acute respiratory infection continues to be a leading cause of death among young children. Data are drawn mostly from household health surveys in which mothers report on number of episodes and treatment for acute respiratory infection.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual