• Topic: Health: Risk factors
  • Definition: People practicing open defecation refers to the percentage of the population defecating in the open, such as in fields, forest, bushes, open bodies of water, on beaches, in other open spaces or disposed of with solid waste.
  • Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation (

List of countries ordered by: People practicing open defecation, urban (% of urban population)

Source: Health Nutrition and Population Statistics - World Bank - Downloaded in August 2017