Completeness of birth registration, urban (%) - Country Ranking

Definition: Completeness of birth registration is the percentage of children under age 5 whose births were registered at the time of the survey. The numerator of completeness of birth registration includes children whose birth certificate was seen by the interviewer or whose mother or caretaker says the birth has been registered.

Source: UNICEF's State of the World's Children based mostly on household surveys and ministry of health data.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 100.00 2009
1 Bhutan 100.00 2010
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2006
1 Cuba 100.00 2014
1 Costa Rica 100.00 2011
6 North Macedonia 99.90 2011
6 Kazakhstan 99.90 2015
8 Uruguay 99.80 2013
9 Moldova 99.70 2012
9 Georgia 99.70 2015
9 Tunisia 99.70 2012
9 Algeria 99.70 2013
9 Jamaica 99.70 2012
9 Egypt 99.70 2014
9 Ukraine 99.70 2012
16 Suriname 99.60 2010
17 Serbia 99.50 2014
17 Turkmenistan 99.50 2016
17 Armenia 99.50 2016
20 Iraq 99.40 2011
20 Mongolia 99.40 2013
22 Montenegro 99.20 2013
23 Turkey 99.10 2013
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 99.10 2006
25 Thailand 99.00 2016
26 Iran 98.90 2010
27 Albania 98.50 2018
27 Kyrgyz Republic 98.50 2014
29 El Salvador 98.30 2014
29 Barbados 98.30 2012
31 Peru 98.20 2016
32 Jordan 97.90 2018
33 Panama 97.60 2013
34 Madagascar 97.40 2013
35 Colombia 97.20 2015
36 Guatemala 96.80 2015
36 Belize 96.80 2015
36 Morocco 96.80 2011
39 Tajikistan 96.70 2017
39 Vietnam 96.70 2014
41 Syrian Arab Republic 96.60 2006
42 Sri Lanka 96.50 2007
43 São Tomé and Principe 96.40 2014
44 Mali 96.30 2018
45 Mexico 95.50 2015
45 Azerbaijan 95.50 2006
47 Togo 95.10 2014
48 Ecuador 95.00 2015
49 Congo 94.90 2012
50 Honduras 94.60 2012
51 Kiribati 94.50 2009
52 Myanmar 93.90 2016
53 Philippines 93.70 2017
54 Burkina Faso 92.90 2010
55 Djibouti 92.00 2006
55 Tonga 92.00 2012
57 Niger 91.70 2012
58 Benin 91.20 2018
59 St. Lucia 91.10 2012
60 Senegal 90.70 2017
61 Guyana 90.50 2014
62 Haiti 90.40 2017
63 Burundi 90.30 2017
64 Nicaragua 90.10 2001
65 Dominican Republic 90.00 2014
66 Comoros 89.50 2012
67 Gabon 89.30 2012
68 Sudan 89.00 2014
69 India 88.80 2016
69 Solomon Islands 88.80 2015
71 Lao PDR 87.80 2012
72 Paraguay 87.40 2014
73 Côte d'Ivoire 84.50 2012
74 Cambodia 84.40 2014
75 Cameroon 84.20 2014
76 Guinea 80.80 2018
77 Sierra Leone 79.60 2013
78 Indonesia 79.45 2016
79 Bolivia 79.10 2008
80 Ghana 79.00 2014
81 Kenya 78.80 2014
82 Central African Republic 78.40 2010
83 Namibia 78.00 2013
84 Botswana 77.50 2008
85 Malawi 75.30 2016
86 Mauritania 75.20 2011
87 The Gambia 71.70 2013
88 Samoa 67.80 2014
89 Zimbabwe 66.70 2015
90 Timor-Leste 65.80 2016
91 Mozambique 63.70 2015
92 Eswatini 63.50 2014
92 Afghanistan 63.50 2015
94 Pakistan 60.30 2018
95 Equatorial Guinea 60.20 2011
96 Tuvalu 59.60 2007
97 Rwanda 55.40 2015
98 Nepal 54.80 2016
99 Lesotho 53.90 2014
100 Nigeria 51.00 2013
101 Tanzania 50.90 2016
102 Vanuatu 50.80 2013
103 Yemen 48.20 2013
104 Uganda 36.20 2016
105 Chad 35.60 2015
106 Guinea-Bissau 34.40 2014
107 Angola 32.90 2016
108 Dem. Rep. Congo 30.00 2014
109 Liberia 29.20 2013
110 Bangladesh 22.80 2014
111 Zambia 20.40 2014
112 Ethiopia 11.50 2016
113 Somalia 5.60 2006

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Health systems - the combined arrangements of institutions and actions whose primary purpose is to promote, restore, or maintain health (World Health Organization, World Health Report 2000) - are increasingly being recognized as key to combating disease and improving the health status of populations. The World Bank's Healthy Development: Strategy for Health, Nutrition, and Population Results emphasizes the need to strengthen health systems, which are weak in many countries, in order to increase the effectiveness of programs aimed at reducing specific diseases and further reduce morbidity and mortality. To evaluate health systems, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that key components - such as financing, service delivery, workforce, governance, and information - be monitored using several key indicators. The data are a subset of the key indicators. Monitoring health systems allows the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of different health system models to be compared. Health system data also help identify weaknesses and strengths and areas that need investment, such as additional health facilities, better health information systems, or better trained human resources. Numerous indicators have been proposed to assess a country's health information system.They can be grouped into two broad types: indicators related to data generation using core sources and methods (health surveys, civil registration, censuses, facility reporting, health system resource tracking) and indicators related to capacity for data synthesis, analysis, and validation. Indicators related to data generation reflect a country's capacity to collect relevant data at suitable intervals using the most appropriate data sources. Benchmarks include periodicity, timeliness, contents, and availability. Indicators related to capacity for synthesis, analysis, and validation measure the dimensions of the institutional frameworks needed to ensure data quality, including independence, transparency, and access. Benchmarks include the availability of independent coordination mechanisms and micro- and meta-data. Indicators related to data generation include completeness of birth registration. Birth registration refers to the permanent and official recording of a child's existence by some administrative levels of the State that is normally coordinated by a particular branch of the government. Completeness of birth registration indicator is related to the group of indictors of data generation.

Periodicity: Annual