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 Djibouti, with a value of 94.40. The country with the lowest value in the world is Somalia, with a value of 13.00.
Source: UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys.
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