Global population access to sanitation facility types by region 2017

This statistic represents the proportion of the global population that has access to sanitation facilities in 2017, by region and type of sanitation facility used. In this year, 12 percent of the Sub-Saharan African population had access to basic sanitation facilities. According to the source, an improved sanitation facility is one that hygienically separates human excreta from human contact.

Proportion of the population with access to sanitation facilities worldwide in 2017, by region

Safely managedBasicLimitedUnimprovedOpen defecation
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

According to the source, an improved sanitation facility is one that hygienically separates human excreta from human contact.

Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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