People practicing open defecation, urban (% of urban population) - South America
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.
Description: The map below shows how People practicing open defecation, urban (% of urban population) varies by country in South America. 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 region is Peru, with a value of 3.02. The country with the lowest value in the region is Guyana, with a value of 0.00.
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation (http://www.wssinfo.org/).
Aggregation method: Weighted average