People practicing open defecation, rural (% of rural population) - Country Ranking

Definition: People practicing open defecation refers to the percentage of the population defecating in the open, such as in fields, forest, bushes, open bodies of water, on beaches, in other open spaces or disposed of with solid waste.

Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation (http://www.wssinfo.org/).

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Eritrea 88.65 2016
2 Chad 81.98 2017
3 Niger 78.96 2017
4 Benin 75.41 2017
5 Namibia 73.32 2017
6 Togo 72.08 2017
7 Solomon Islands 68.66 2017
8 Djibouti 66.42 2017
9 Burkina Faso 62.54 2017
10 São Tomé and Principe 62.20 2017
11 Liberia 60.44 2017
12 Mauritania 58.45 2017
13 Madagascar 56.73 2017
14 Angola 54.86 2017
15 Somalia 48.58 2017
16 Côte d'Ivoire 43.62 2017
17 Cambodia 41.22 2017
18 Bolivia 38.47 2017
19 Mozambique 38.01 2017
20 Zimbabwe 36.74 2017
21 India 36.35 2017
22 Sudan 36.18 2017
23 Central African Republic 35.56 2016
24 Lesotho 35.40 2017
25 Cabo Verde 35.11 2017
26 Haiti 33.61 2017
27 Botswana 32.62 2017
28 Zambia 31.77 2017
29 Ghana 31.22 2017
30 Lao PDR 30.81 2017
31 Nigeria 30.58 2017
32 Mongolia 30.20 2017
33 Yemen 30.01 2017
34 Guinea-Bissau 28.30 2017
35 Timor-Leste 27.96 2017
36 Ethiopia 26.75 2017
37 Sierra Leone 25.96 2017
38 Nepal 24.88 2017
39 Senegal 24.17 2017
40 Congo 23.01 2017
41 Guinea 21.69 2017
42 Morocco 18.86 2017
43 Peru 18.76 2017
44 Dem. Rep. Congo 18.63 2017
45 Afghanistan 17.04 2017
46 Tanzania 16.71 2017
47 Indonesia 16.66 2017
48 Papua New Guinea 16.53 2017
49 Pakistan 16.41 2017
50 Nicaragua 14.24 2017
51 Cameroon 14.06 2017
52 Kenya 13.40 2017
53 Myanmar 12.96 2017
54 Panama 12.61 2017
55 Colombia 12.53 2017
56 Mali 11.58 2017
57 Honduras 11.35 2017
58 Eswatini 9.02 2017
59 Tuvalu 8.96 2017
60 Guatemala 8.47 2017
61 Argentina 7.69 2014
62 Suriname 7.60 2017
63 Philippines 7.21 2017
64 Brazil 7.19 2017
65 Dominican Republic 6.99 2017
66 Uganda 6.71 2017
67 Malawi 6.56 2017
68 Gabon 6.54 2017
69 Ecuador 5.77 2017
70 Vietnam 3.88 2017
71 Equatorial Guinea 3.63 2017
72 El Salvador 3.50 2017
73 Mexico 3.21 2017
74 Greece 3.09 2005
75 South Africa 2.93 2017
76 Burundi 2.91 2017
77 The Gambia 2.73 2017
78 Rwanda 2.31 2017
79 Algeria 2.28 2017
80 Iran 1.68 2016
81 North Macedonia 1.62 2017
82 Syrian Arab Republic 1.43 2016
83 Turkey 1.25 2017
84 Malaysia 1.12 2016
85 Paraguay 1.00 2017
86 Jordan 0.93 2017
87 Guyana 0.83 2017
88 Belize 0.81 2017
89 Sri Lanka 0.69 2017
90 Cuba 0.63 2017
91 Comoros 0.62 2017
92 Croatia 0.59 2007
93 Vanuatu 0.59 2017
94 China 0.45 2017
95 Costa Rica 0.41 2017
96 Azerbaijan 0.35 2017
97 Moldova 0.23 2017
98 Mauritius 0.22 2017
99 Serbia 0.18 2017
100 Montenegro 0.16 2017
101 Samoa 0.11 2017
102 Uruguay 0.10 2017
103 Tajikistan 0.09 2017
104 Ukraine 0.00 2017
105 Kyrgyz Republic 0.00 2017
105 Slovak Republic 0.00 2017
105 Finland 0.00 2017
105 United Kingdom 0.00 2017
105 Czech Republic 0.00 2017
105 Bangladesh 0.00 2017
105 Canada 0.00 2017
105 Cyprus 0.00 2017
105 Germany 0.00 2017
105 Greenland 0.00 2017
105 Netherlands 0.00 2017
105 Norway 0.00 2017
105 Oman 0.00 2017
105 Denmark 0.00 2017
105 Egypt 0.00 2017
105 Portugal 0.00 2017
105 Tunisia 0.00 2017
105 Iraq 0.00 2017
105 Jamaica 0.00 2017
105 Lithuania 0.00 2017
105 France 0.00 2017
105 Sweden 0.00 2017
105 Uzbekistan 0.00 2017
105 Andorra 0.00 2017
105 Bhutan 0.00 2017
105 Ireland 0.00 2017
105 Iceland 0.00 2017
105 Latvia 0.00 2017
105 United States 0.00 2017
105 Spain 0.00 2017
105 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.00 2017
105 Switzerland 0.00 2017
105 Slovenia 0.00 2017
105 Luxembourg 0.00 2017
105 Malta 0.00 2017
105 Kazakhstan 0.00 2017
105 Albania 0.00 2017
105 Austria 0.00 2017
105 Belarus 0.00 2017
105 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.00 2017
105 Chile 0.00 2017
105 Hungary 0.00 2017
105 Tonga 0.00 2017
105 Belgium 0.00 2017
105 Armenia 0.00 2017
105 Georgia 0.00 2017
105 St. Lucia 0.00 2017
105 New Zealand 0.00 2017
105 Poland 0.00 2017
105 Palau 0.00 2017
105 Romania 0.00 2017
105 Thailand 0.00 2017
105 Turkmenistan 0.00 2017
105 Bulgaria 0.00 2017
105 Estonia 0.00 2017
105 Fiji 0.00 2017
105 Israel 0.00 2017
105 Italy 0.00 2017
105 Russia 0.00 2017

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual