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Health > Immunization > DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months: Countries Compared

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Childhood immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective methods of disease prevention. It is estimated that 2 to 3 million deaths are prevented annually by immunization with DTP and the measles vaccine.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as much as 29% of children below five years of age die annually from diseases which can be prevented by vaccines. In 2011, there were 1.5 million deaths in children secondary to these vaccine preventable illnesses.

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTP) vaccine is a combination vaccine made from diphtheria and tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis. It was first introduced in 1974, and has since been an essential part of the WHO Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI). A completed series of DTP immunization requires 3 doses before one year of age. One dose of the DTP vaccine costs approximately US $0.20.

Diphtheria is a potentially lethal disease caused by bacterial toxins. Although it is rare in developed countries, it is still found in underdeveloped countries with poor vaccine coverage. Pertussis, also known as “whooping cough”, is a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract which is extremely contagious and is especially fatal in small babies. It is still considered an important cause of infant deaths worldwide. In 2011, there were 12,000 reported deaths from non-neonatal tetanus.

In 2012, the estimated global coverage with three doses of DTP vaccine rose to 83% (110.6 million infants) from 74% in 2000 (4).

According to UNICEF, one out of five infants still does not receive a complete series of DTP immunization. They call this vulnerable population the “unreached fifth child”.

Immunization coverage

Statistics on immunization coverage are used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to check whether the immunization programs in particular countries are effective and to guide future immunization policies. It also helps them to determine whether new vaccines need to be introduced to particular regions or countries.

Immunization coverage is the percentage of a target population that has received a particular vaccine. The coverage for DTP3 is computed by determining the number of children who have completed 3 doses of the series, which is then divided by the number of children who have reached their first birthday. Every country makes an estimate of their immunization coverage, and the WHO collates this data as the official coverage estimate.

Citations:

(1) World development report: investing in health. New York: Oxford University Press; 1993.

(2) Global Immunization Data 2012, WHO & UNICEF

(3) Cause specific mortality 2000-2011, WHO

(4) WHO: Global Health Observatory (GHO) http://cdrwww.who.int/gho/immunization/en/

(5) Immunization summary – A statistical reference containing data through 2011 – UNICEF & WHO, November 2012

(6) WHO: Data, statistics and graphics by subject http://www.who.int/immunization/monitoring_surveillance/data/subject/en/

http://www.unicef.org/immunization/files/UNICEFKeyfactsandfiguresonImmunizationApril2013(1).pdf

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/7/08-053819/en/

http://www.who.int/immunization/newsroom/GlobalImmunizationData.pdf

http://www.childinfo.org/files/immunizationsummary2012_en.pdf

DEFINITION: Child immunization measures the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received vaccinations before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (or whooping cough), and tetanus (DPT) after receiving three doses of vaccine.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Turkmenistan 99% 2005
=1 Monaco 99% 2005
=1 Slovakia 99% 2005
=1 Luxembourg 99% 2005
=1 Uzbekistan 99% 2005
=1 Hungary 99% 2005
=1 Syria 99% 2005
=1 Oman 99% 2005
=1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 99% 2005
=1 Mongolia 99% 2005
=1 Cuba 99% 2005
=1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 99% 2005
=1 Tonga 99% 2005
=1 Sweden 99% 2005
=1 Latvia 99% 2005
=1 Japan 99% 2005
=1 Brunei 99% 2005
=1 Belarus 99% 2005
=1 Grenada 99% 2005
=1 Seychelles 99% 2005
=1 Antigua and Barbuda 99% 2005
=1 Kuwait 99% 2005
=1 Poland 99% 2005
=1 Sri Lanka 99% 2005
=25 Serbia and Montenegro 98% 2005
=25 Dominica 98% 2005
=25 Netherlands 98% 2005
=25 France 98% 2005
=25 Bahrain 98% 2005
=25 Libya 98% 2005
=25 Andorra 98% 2005
=25 Palau 98% 2005
=25 Thailand 98% 2005
=25 Moldova 98% 2005
=25 Morocco 98% 2005
=25 Maldives 98% 2005
=25 Mexico 98% 2005
=25 Albania 98% 2005
=25 Cyprus 98% 2005
=25 Russia 98% 2005
=25 Egypt 98% 2005
=25 Kazakhstan 98% 2005
=25 Kyrgyzstan 98% 2005
=25 Tunisia 98% 2005
=45 Finland 97% 2005
=45 Mauritius 97% 2005
=45 Qatar 97% 2005
=45 Botswana 97% 2005
=45 Sao Tome and Principe 97% 2005
=45 Czech Republic 97% 2005
=45 Romania 97% 2005
=45 Belgium 97% 2005
=53 Burkina Faso 96% 2005
=53 South Korea 96% 2005
=53 Belize 96% 2005
=53 Estonia 96% 2005
=53 Italy 96% 2005
=53 Saudi Arabia 96% 2005
=53 Slovenia 96% 2005
=53 Spain 96% 2005
=53 Ukraine 96% 2005
=53 United States 96% 2005
=53 Bulgaria 96% 2005
=53 Brazil 96% 2005
=53 Croatia 96% 2005
=53 Uruguay 96% 2005
=53 Singapore 96% 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 95.76% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 95.37% 2005
European Union average (profile) 95.32% 2005
=68 Rwanda 95% 2005
=68 Israel 95% 2005
=68 Jordan 95% 2005
=68 Trinidad and Tobago 95% 2005
=68 Saint Lucia 95% 2005
=68 San Marino 95% 2005
=68 Vietnam 95% 2005
=68 Iran 95% 2005
=68 Bhutan 95% 2005
=68 Iceland 95% 2005
Europe average (profile) 94.98% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 94.89% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 94.86% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 94.8% 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 94.78% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 94.48% 2005
=78 Canada 94% 2005
=78 Ecuador 94% 2005
=78 Lithuania 94% 2005
=78 United Arab Emirates 94% 2005
=78 Federated States of Micronesia 94% 2005
=78 South Africa 94% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 94% 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 93.54% 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 93.37% 2005
=84 Bosnia and Herzegovina 93% 2005
=84 Malawi 93% 2005
=84 Portugal 93% 2005
=84 Denmark 93% 2005
=84 The Bahamas 93% 2005
=84 Azerbaijan 93% 2005
=84 Benin 93% 2005
=84 Switzerland 93% 2005
=84 Guyana 93% 2005
=93 Barbados 92% 2005
=93 Australia 92% 2005
=93 Lebanon 92% 2005
=93 Argentina 92% 2005
=93 Malta 92% 2005
=98 Norway 91% 2005
=98 Costa Rica 91% 2005
=98 United Kingdom 91% 2005
=98 Chile 91% 2005
=98 Honduras 91% 2005
=103 Tanzania 90% 2005
=103 Turkey 90% 2005
=103 Malaysia 90% 2005
=103 Ireland 90% 2005
=103 Zimbabwe 90% 2005
=103 Armenia 90% 2005
=103 Germany 90% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 89.92% 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 89.45% 2005
=110 El Salvador 89% 2005
=110 New Zealand 89% 2005
=110 Niger 89% 2005
=113 Bangladesh 88% 2005
=113 Greece 88% 2005
=113 The Gambia 88% 2005
=113 Jamaica 88% 2005
=113 Algeria 88% 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 87.46% 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 87.03% 2005
=118 Liberia 87% 2005
=118 Colombia 87% 2005
=118 Venezuela 87% 2005
=118 China 87% 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 86.58% 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 86.08% 2005
=122 Yemen 86% 2005
=122 Guam 86% 2005
=122 Austria 86% 2005
=122 Nicaragua 86% 2005
=122 Namibia 86% 2005
Landlocked countries average (profile) 85.56% 2005
=127 Panama 85% 2005
=127 Hong Kong 85% 2003
=127 Mali 85% 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 84.8% 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 84.7% 2005
=130 Georgia 84% 2005
=130 Senegal 84% 2005
=130 Ghana 84% 2005
=130 Peru 84% 2005
=130 Uganda 84% 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 83.14% 2005
=135 Suriname 83% 2005
=135 Lesotho 83% 2005
=135 Eritrea 83% 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 82.45% 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 82.25% 2005
=138 Cambodia 82% 2005
=138 Togo 82% 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 81.23% 2005
=140 Tajikistan 81% 2005
=140 Bolivia 81% 2005
=140 Guatemala 81% 2005
=140 Iraq 81% 2005
=144 Cameroon 80% 2005
=144 Solomon Islands 80% 2005
=144 Guinea-Bissau 80% 2005
=144 Zambia 80% 2005
=144 Comoros 80% 2005
=149 Philippines 79% 2005
=149 North Korea 79% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 78% 2005
=151 Dominican Republic 77% 2005
=151 Marshall Islands 77% 2005
=153 Afghanistan 76% 2005
=153 Kenya 76% 2005
=155 Fiji 75% 2005
=155 Nepal 75% 2005
=155 Paraguay 75% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 74.32% 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 74.04% 2005
158 Burundi 74% 2005
=159 Cape Verde 73% 2005
=159 Democratic Republic of the Congo 73% 2005
=159 Burma 73% 2005
=162 Pakistan 72% 2005
=162 Mozambique 72% 2005
=164 Swaziland 71% 2005
=164 Mauritania 71% 2005
=164 Djibouti 71% 2005
167 Indonesia 70% 2005
=168 Ethiopia 69% 2005
=168 Guinea 69% 2005
170 Vanuatu 66% 2005
171 Congo, Republic of the 65% 2005
=172 Sierra Leone 64% 2005
=172 Samoa 64% 2005
174 Kiribati 62% 2005
=175 Madagascar 61% 2005
=175 Papua New Guinea 61% 2005
failed states average (profile) 60.33% 2005
=177 Sudan 59% 2005
=177 India 59% 2005
179 Cote d'Ivoire 56% 2005
180 East Timor 55% 2005
181 Laos 49% 2005
182 Angola 47% 2005
183 Haiti 43% 2005
184 Central African Republic 40% 2005
185 Gabon 38% 2005
186 Somalia 35% 2005
187 Equatorial Guinea 33% 2005
188 Nigeria 25% 2005
189 Chad 20% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Immunization > DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Immunization/DPT/%-of-children-ages-12--23-months

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Childhood immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective methods of disease prevention. It is estimated that 2 to 3 million deaths are prevented annually by immunization with DTP and the measles vaccine.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as much as 29% of children below five years of age die annually from diseases which can be prevented by vaccines. In 2011, there were 1.5 million deaths in children secondary to these vaccine preventable illnesses.

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTP) vaccine is a combination vaccine made from diphtheria and tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis. It was first introduced in 1974, and has since been an essential part of the WHO Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI). A completed series of DTP immunization requires 3 doses before one year of age. One dose of the DTP vaccine costs approximately US $0.20.

Diphtheria is a potentially lethal disease caused by bacterial toxins. Although it is rare in developed countries, it is still found in underdeveloped countries with poor vaccine coverage. Pertussis, also known as “whooping cough”, is a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract which is extremely contagious and is especially fatal in small babies. It is still considered an important cause of infant deaths worldwide. In 2011, there were 12,000 reported deaths from non-neonatal tetanus.

In 2012, the estimated global coverage with three doses of DTP vaccine rose to 83% (110.6 million infants) from 74% in 2000 (4).

According to UNICEF, one out of five infants still does not receive a complete series of DTP immunization. They call this vulnerable population the “unreached fifth child”.

Immunization coverage

Statistics on immunization coverage are used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to check whether the immunization programs in particular countries are effective and to guide future immunization policies. It also helps them to determine whether new vaccines need to be introduced to particular regions or countries.

Immunization coverage is the percentage of a target population that has received a particular vaccine. The coverage for DTP3 is computed by determining the number of children who have completed 3 doses of the series, which is then divided by the number of children who have reached their first birthday. Every country makes an estimate of their immunization coverage, and the WHO collates this data as the official coverage estimate.

Citations:

(1) World development report: investing in health. New York: Oxford University Press; 1993.

(2) Global Immunization Data 2012, WHO & UNICEF

(3) Cause specific mortality 2000-2011, WHO

(4) WHO: Global Health Observatory (GHO) http://cdrwww.who.int/gho/immunization/en/

(5) Immunization summary – A statistical reference containing data through 2011 – UNICEF & WHO, November 2012

(6) WHO: Data, statistics and graphics by subject http://www.who.int/immunization/monitoring_surveillance/data/subject/en/

http://www.unicef.org/immunization/files/UNICEFKeyfactsandfiguresonImmunizationApril2013(1).pdf

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/7/08-053819/en/

http://www.who.int/immunization/newsroom/GlobalImmunizationData.pdf

http://www.childinfo.org/files/immunizationsummary2012_en.pdf

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