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Age of data

The table below gives the average age of the latest internationally available data for the three key indicators: the under-5 mortality rate, the net primary school enrolment/attendance rate, and the percentage of under-5s who are underweight.

The more up-to-date statistics used by most governments and international organizations are often interpolated and/or extrapolated from past surveys. The table shows the number of years that have elapsed, on average, between the last national on-the-ground surveys and the year 1999.

In some cases, governments may have more recent statistics that have not been made available to the United Nations.

Average age of data (in years) on the three social indicators

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Cameroon 1.7     Mauritania 3.3     Namibia 6.0  
Kenya 1.7     Eritrea 3.7     Nigeria 6.3  
Niger 1.7     Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.0     South Africa 6.3  
Mozambique 2.0     Gambia 4.0     Ethiopia 6.7  
Togo 2.0     Uganda 4.0     Lesotho 6.7  
Mauritius 2.3     Central African Rep. 4.3     Liberia 10.0  
Zimbabwe 2.3     Malawi 4.3     Gabon 10.3  
Chad 2.7     Rwanda 4.3     Angola 11.0  
Madagascar 2.7     Botswana 5.0     Guinea-Bissau 11.0  
Senegal 3.0     Côte d’Ivoire 5.0     Sierra Leone 13.0  
Tanzania 3.0     Burkina Faso 5.3     Congo 14.0  
Zambia 3.0     Guinea 5.3     Somalia 14.7  
Benin 3.3     Burundi 5.7    
Mali 3.3     Ghana 5.7    
 
   
MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AMERICA

Iraq 2.0     U. Arab Emirates 3.7     Iran 5.0  
Algeria 2.3     Oman 4.0     Sudan 5.0  
Egypt 2.7     Libya 4.3     Lebanon 5.3  
Jordan 2.7     Tunisia 4.3     Syria 5.3  
Yemen 3.0     Turkey 4.3     Kuwait 6.7  
Saudi Arabia 3.3     Morocco 4.7     Israel 10.3  
   
 
CENTRAL ASIA

Azerbaijan 2.0     Uzbekistan 3.0     Tajikistan 7.0  
Kyrgyzstan 2.3     Afghanistan 6.3     Turkmenistan 9.7  
Kazakhstan 2.7     Georgia 6.3     Armenia 11.0  
   
 
EAST/SOUTH ASIA and PACIFIC

Australia 1.5*   Indonesia 3.0     Bhutan 6.0  
New Zealand 1.5*   Viet Nam 3.0     Cambodia 6.3  
Malaysia 2.0     Japan 3.5*   Thailand 6.3  
Mongolia 2.0     India 3.7     Korea, Rep. 6.7  
Philippines 2.3     Myanmar 3.7     Singapore 6.7  
Bangladesh 2.7     China 4.7     Papua New Guinea 7.3  
Nepal 2.7     Lao PDR 4.7     Korea, Dem. 9.3  
Sri Lanka 2.7     Pakistan 5.7    
   
 
AMERICAS

Guatemala 1.3     Brazil 3.0     Colombia 4.0  
Bolivia 1.7     Peru 3.0     Jamaica 4.0  
Chile 1.7     Dominican Rep. 3.3     El Salvador 4.3  
Mexico 1.7     Honduras 3.3     Haiti 4.3  
Nicaragua 1.7     Panama 3.3     Ecuador 5.0  
Costa Rica 2.0     Canada 3.5*   Trinidad/Tobago 6.0  
Cuba 2.3     United States 3.7     Paraguay 6.7  
Uruguay 2.7     Venezuela 3.7     Argentina 8.3  
   
 
EUROPE    

Bulgaria 1.0*   United Kingdom 2.0*   Estonia 3.5*
Poland 1.0*   Belgium 2.5*   Spain 3.5*
Austria 1.5*   Denmark 2.5*   Bosnia/Herzegovina 4.0*
Portugal 1.5*   Germany 2.5*   Czech Rep. 4.3  
Croatia 2.0     Italy 2.5*   Yugoslavia 4.7  
Finland 2.0*   Norway 2.5*   Hungary 5.3  
France 2.0*   Sweden 2.5*   Albania 6.0*
Greece 2.0*   TFYR Macedonia 2.5*   Slovakia 8.0*
Ireland 2.0*   Slovenia 3.0*   Lithuania 8.5*
Latvia 2.0*   Romania 3.3     Ukraine 8.5*
Netherlands 2.0*   Russian Fed. 3.3     Moldova, Rep. 9.0*
Switzerland 2.0*   Belarus 3.5*      
 
*Underweight not included.
 
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