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Last update: Jan 2013

Progress

 

Only half of children under five are registered in the world
Percentage of children under-five years who are registered, by region

             


Note: Estimates are based on a subset of 104 countries covering 77% of the under-five population in the world (excluding China, for which comparable data are not available in UNICEF global databases). Regional estimates represent data from countries covering at least 50% of the regional population.
Source: UNICEF global databases, 2012. Based on DHS, MICS, other national surveys and vital registration systems, 2005-2011.

 

Birth registration is lower in rural areas than urban areas, across all regions
Percentage of children under five years who are registered, by place of residence and by region

                     

Note: Estimates are based on a subset of 95 countries covering 57% of the urban under-five population and 86% of the rural under-five population in the world (excluding China, for which comparable data are not available in UNICEF global databases). Regional estimates represent data from countries covering at least 50% of the regional population. Data coverage was insufficient to calculate a regional estimate for the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Source: UNICEF global databases, 2012. Based on DHS, MICS, other national surveys and vital registration systems, 2005-2011.

 

Birth registration is more prevalent among the richest 20 per cent of households, across all regions
Percentage of children under five years who are registered in the poorest 20 per cent and richest 20 per cent of households, by region

                   

Note: Estimates are based on a subset of 88 countries covering 69% of the under-five population in the world (excluding China, for which comparable data are not available in UNICEF global databases). Regional estimates represent data from countries covering at least 50% of the regional population. Data coverage was insufficient to calculate regional estimates for the Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa regions.
Source: UNICEF global databases, 2012. Based on DHS, MICS, other national surveys and vital registration systems, 2005-2011.