People practicing open defecation (% of 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

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Niger 67.85 2017
2 Eritrea 67.00 2016
3 Chad 66.99 2017
4 Benin 53.83 2017
5 Solomon Islands 53.69 2017
6 Namibia 48.71 2017
7 Togo 47.69 2017
8 São Tomé and Principe 47.43 2017
9 Burkina Faso 46.67 2017
10 Madagascar 44.58 2017
11 Liberia 39.61 2017
12 Mauritania 31.93 2017
13 Cambodia 31.75 2017
14 Kiribati 28.45 2017
15 Somalia 27.53 2017
16 Mozambique 27.41 2017
17 Lesotho 27.28 2017
18 Côte d'Ivoire 25.74 2017
19 India 25.73 2017
20 Zimbabwe 24.93 2017
21 Sudan 24.31 2017
22 Central African Republic 23.75 2016
23 Ethiopia 22.35 2017
24 Nepal 21.49 2017
25 Lao PDR 20.68 2017
26 Cabo Verde 20.17 2017
27 Angola 19.92 2017
28 Haiti 19.88 2017
29 Nigeria 19.80 2017
30 Yemen 19.57 2017
31 Timor-Leste 19.52 2017
32 Zambia 19.30 2017
33 Ghana 18.06 2017
34 Sierra Leone 17.62 2017
35 Djibouti 17.32 2017
36 Guinea-Bissau 16.87 2017
37 Papua New Guinea 14.47 2017
38 Guinea 14.35 2017
39 Senegal 13.75 2017
40 Bolivia 13.30 2017
41 Afghanistan 12.74 2017
42 Dem. Rep. Congo 12.05 2017
43 Tanzania 11.75 2017
44 Botswana 11.03 2017
45 Pakistan 10.43 2017
46 Kenya 10.34 2017
47 Mongolia 10.32 2017
48 Indonesia 9.68 2017
49 Myanmar 9.42 2017
50 Congo 8.75 2017
51 Morocco 7.26 2017
52 Mali 7.20 2017
53 Tuvalu 7.04 2017
54 Eswatini 7.04 2017
55 Cameroon 6.95 2017
56 Peru 6.53 2017
57 Nicaragua 6.50 2017
58 Honduras 6.01 2017
59 Malawi 5.71 2017
60 Uganda 5.62 2017
61 Philippines 5.09 2017
62 Guatemala 4.69 2017
63 Panama 4.42 2017
64 Dominica 3.75 2015
65 Grenada 3.54 2017
66 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.36 2017
67 Colombia 3.07 2017
68 Venezuela 3.02 2017
69 Vietnam 2.99 2017
70 Gabon 2.95 2017
71 Dominican Republic 2.87 2017
72 Equatorial Guinea 2.85 2017
73 Suriname 2.81 2017
74 Burundi 2.62 2017
75 Brunei 2.60 2015
76 Nauru 2.59 2017
77 Rwanda 2.19 2017
78 Argentina 2.17 2014
79 Ecuador 2.10 2017
80 South Africa 1.45 2017
81 Brazil 1.13 2017
82 The Gambia 1.08 2017
83 El Salvador 1.01 2017
84 Mexico 0.89 2017
85 Barbados 0.83 2017
86 St. Lucia 0.80 2017
87 Belize 0.78 2017
88 Algeria 0.77 2017
89 North Macedonia 0.68 2017
90 Syrian Arab Republic 0.68 2016
91 Paraguay 0.66 2017
92 Guyana 0.61 2017
93 Comoros 0.59 2017
94 Sri Lanka 0.56 2017
95 Vanuatu 0.55 2017
96 Iran 0.54 2016
97 Jamaica 0.52 2017
98 St. Kitts and Nevis 0.44 2013
99 Croatia 0.44 2007
100 Uruguay 0.40 2017
101 Turkey 0.32 2017
102 Malaysia 0.28 2016
103 Cuba 0.27 2017
104 Antigua and Barbuda 0.26 2017
105 China 0.23 2017
106 The Bahamas 0.22 2017
107 Costa Rica 0.20 2017
108 Jordan 0.19 2017
109 Azerbaijan 0.16 2017
110 Moldova 0.13 2017
111 Mauritius 0.13 2017
112 Samoa 0.10 2017
113 Serbia 0.08 2017
114 Trinidad and Tobago 0.07 2017
115 Tajikistan 0.07 2017
116 United Arab Emirates 0.06 2017
117 Montenegro 0.05 2017
118 Iraq 0.02 2017
119 Ukraine 0.00 2017
120 Spain 0.00 2017
120 Japan 0.00 2017
120 Romania 0.00 2017
120 Thailand 0.00 2017
120 Turkmenistan 0.00 2017
120 Bhutan 0.00 2017
120 France 0.00 2017
120 Latvia 0.00 2017
120 Ireland 0.00 2017
120 Iceland 0.00 2017
120 Sweden 0.00 2017
120 Uzbekistan 0.00 2017
120 Australia 0.00 2017
120 Denmark 0.00 2017
120 Egypt 0.00 2017
120 Tonga 0.00 2017
120 Slovak Republic 0.00 2017
120 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.00 2017
120 Kyrgyz Republic 0.00 2017
120 Georgia 0.00 2017
120 Chile 0.00 2017
120 Hungary 0.00 2017
120 New Zealand 0.00 2017
120 Poland 0.00 2017
120 Saudi Arabia 0.00 2017
120 Andorra 0.00 2017
120 Fiji 0.00 2017
120 Israel 0.00 2017
120 Italy 0.00 2017
120 Malta 0.00 2017
120 Belarus 0.00 2017
120 Liechtenstein 0.00 2017
120 San Marino 0.00 2017
120 Bahrain 0.00 2017
120 Czech Republic 0.00 2017
120 Bulgaria 0.00 2017
120 Puerto Rico 0.00 2017
120 Lebanon 0.00 2017
120 Lithuania 0.00 2017
120 Palau 0.00 2017
120 Greece 0.00 2017
120 Kazakhstan 0.00 2017
120 Luxembourg 0.00 2017
120 Monaco 0.00 2017
120 Albania 0.00 2017
120 Austria 0.00 2017
120 Cayman Islands 0.00 2016
120 New Caledonia 0.00 2017
120 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.00 2017
120 Estonia 0.00 2017
120 Russia 0.00 2017
120 Korea 0.00 2017
120 Kuwait 0.00 2017
120 Finland 0.00 2017
120 United Kingdom 0.00 2017
120 Portugal 0.00 2017
120 Bangladesh 0.00 2017
120 Canada 0.00 2017
120 Cyprus 0.00 2017
120 Netherlands 0.00 2017
120 Norway 0.00 2017
120 Oman 0.00 2017
120 Belgium 0.00 2017
120 Armenia 0.00 2017
120 Qatar 0.00 2017
120 Singapore 0.00 2017
120 Germany 0.00 2017
120 Greenland 0.00 2017
120 Libya 0.00 2017
120 Tunisia 0.00 2017
120 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.00 2017
120 Switzerland 0.00 2017
120 Seychelles 0.00 2017
120 United States 0.00 2017
120 Slovenia 0.00 2017

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual