Share of toilet-owning households defecating in open in India 2014-2018 by state

This statisticcompares the results of a survey conducted in four states in India in 2014 and 2018 about the share of toilet-owning households who defecate in the open. In Madhya Pradesh open defecation went down with 26 percent defecating in the open despite owning a toilet in 2014 to only 16 percent in 2018. On the contrary, in Rajasthan, open defecation among toilet owners increased from 31 percent to 40 percent between 2014 and 2018 respectively.

Share of toilet-owning households who defecate in open in India in 2014 and 2018, by select state

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

2014 and 2018

Number of respondents

3,279 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

The data represents rural population of these states by using a census-weighted sample strategy.

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