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Age of data

The table below gives the average age of the latest internationally available data for 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 1997.

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

Average age of data (in years) on the three social indidicators
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Benin 1.7 Gambia 3.0 Ethiopia 5.7
Senegal 1.7 Mozambique 3.0 Rwanda 5.7
Tanzania 1.7 Burkina Faso 3.7 Cameroon 6.7
Mali 2.0 Ghana 3.7 Botswana 7.0
Mauritania 2.0 Zimbabwe 3.7 Chad 7.3
Mauritius 2.0 Kenya 4.3 Sierra Leone 8.7
Zambia 2.0 Niger 4.3 Gabon 10.3
Malawi 2.3 Guinea 4.7 Liberia 10.3
Central African Rep. 2.7 Nigeria 4.7 Congo 13.3
Congo, Dem. Rep. 2.7 Togo 4.7 Guinea-Bissau 13.3
Eritrea 2.7 Lesotho 5.0 Angola 15.0
Madagascar 2.7 Namibia 5.0 Somalia 15.0
Uganda 2.7 South Africa 5.3    
Côte d'Ivoire 3.0 Burundi 5.7    
           
MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA
Egypt 2.0 Turkey 3.3 Kuwait 6.0
Algeria 2.7 Yemen 3.3 Jordan 6.7
Iraq 2.7 Morocco 3.7 Libya 7.3
Oman 2.7 Sudan 4.0 Lebanon 8.3
Tunisia 3.0 Syria 4.0 Saudi Arabia 9.7
U. Arab Emirates 3.0 Iran 4.3 Israel 10.3
           
CENTRAL ASIA
Uzbekistan 1.7 Kyrgyzstan 6.3 Afghanistan 10.0
Georgia 6.0 Azerbaijan 8.0 Armenia 11.0
Kazakhstan 6.3 Turkmenistan 8.3 Tajikistan 11.0
           
           
EAST/SOUTH ASIA and PACIFIC
Bangladesh 1.3 Mongolia 4.0 China 8.0
Nepal 1.7 Philippines 4.0 Singapore 8.0
Australia 2.0* Myanmar 4.3 Korea, Rep. 9.3
New Zealand 2.0* Pakistan 4.3 Malaysia 10.0
Japan 2.5* India 4.7 Cambodia 11.0
Lao Rep. 3.0 Bhutan 5.7 Thailand 11.7
Viet Nam 3.0 Papua New Guinea 6.0 Korea, Dem. 13.3
Indonesia 3.3 Sri Lanka 7.0    
           
           
AMERICAS
Brazil 1.7 Uruguay 2.7 Paraguay 5.7
Dominican Rep. 1.7 Bolivia 3.0 Cuba 6.0
Peru 1.7 United States 3.0* Mexico 6.0
Chile 2.3 Haiti 3.3 Jamaica 6.3
Costa Rica 2.3 Venezuela 3.7 Panama 7.0
Canada 2.5* El Salvador 4.0 Ecuador 7.3
Colombia 2.7 Nicaragua 4.3 Argentina 7.7
Guatemala 2.7 Honduras 5.0 Trinidad/Tobago 8.0
           
EUROPE
Latvia 1.5* TFYR Macedonia 2.0* United Kingdom 2.5*
Austria 2.0* Croatia 2.5* Belgium 3.0*
Belarus 2.0* Estonia 2.5* Russian Fed. 3.0*
Bulgaria 2.0* Finland 2.5* Norway 3.5*
Czech Rep. 2.0* France 2.5* Albania 4.0*
Denmark 2.0* Germany 2.5* Yugoslavia 4.5*
Hungary 2.0* Greece 2.5* Lithuania 8.0*
Poland 2.0* Ireland 2.5* Slovakia 8.0*
Romania 2.0* Italy 2.5* Moldova, Rep. 8.5*
Slovenia 2.0* Netherlands 2.5* Ukraine 9.5*
Spain 2.0* Portugal 2.5* Bosnia/Herzegovina 11.0*
Sweden 2.0* Switzerland 2.5*    

* Underweight not included.

 

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