Global population share practicing open defecation by select country 2015-2018

Eliminating open defecation practices in a community may often require that both household and public latrines are hygienic and provide privacy or have a handwashing facility nearby. In Chad, 69 percent of the population still practiced open defecation between 2015 and 2018.

Share of the population who practice open defecation in households and communities worldwide between 2015 and 2018, by select country

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Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Proportion of those living in communities where at least one household practices open defecation.

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