Syrian Arab Republic - Immunization, DPT (% of children ages 12-23 months)

The value for Immunization, DPT (% of children ages 12-23 months) in Syrian Arab Republic was 42.00 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 36 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 94.00 in 1989 and a minimum value of 13.00 in 1980.

Definition: Child immunization, DPT, measures the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received DPT vaccinations before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (or whooping cough), and tetanus (DPT) after receiving three doses of vaccine.

Source: WHO and UNICEF (http://www.who.int/immunization/monitoring_surveillance/en/).

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Year Value
1980 13.00
1981 14.00
1982 15.00
1983 21.00
1984 25.00
1985 29.00
1986 86.00
1987 42.00
1988 59.00
1989 94.00
1990 91.00
1991 89.00
1992 89.00
1993 90.00
1994 89.00
1995 89.00
1996 88.00
1997 87.00
1998 87.00
1999 86.00
2000 84.00
2001 82.00
2002 84.00
2003 83.00
2004 81.00
2005 80.00
2006 80.00
2007 80.00
2008 79.00
2009 80.00
2010 80.00
2011 72.00
2012 45.00
2013 41.00
2014 43.00
2015 41.00
2016 42.00

Limitations and Exceptions: In many developing countries a lack of precise information on the size of the cohort of one-year-old children makes immunization coverage difficult to estimate from program statistics.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Governments in developing countries usually finance immunization against measles and diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus (DTP) as part of the basic public health package. The data shown here are based on an assessment of national immunization coverage rates by the WHO and UNICEF. The assessment considered both administrative data from service providers and household survey data on children's immunization histories. Based on the data available, consideration of potential biases, and contributions of local experts, the most likely true level of immunization coverage was determined for each year.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Disease prevention