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Health > Disease prevention Stats: compare key data on Canada & Germany

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  • Immunisation > Measles > % of children ages 12-23 months: Child immunisation 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 measles after receiving one dose of vaccine.
  • Immunisation against tetanus > % of children ages 12-23 months: Child immunisation 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."
  • Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained."
  • Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained."
  • Improved sanitation facilities > Urban > % of urban population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained."
  • Improved water source > % of population with access: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling."
  • Improved water source > Urban > % of urban population with access: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling."
  • Tuberculosis case detection rate > All forms: Tuberculosis case detection rate (all forms) is the percentage of newly notified tuberculosis cases (including relapses) to estimated incident cases (case detection, all forms)."
  • Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases: Tuberculosis treatment success rate is the percentage of new, registered smear-positive (infectious) cases that were cured or in which a full course of treatment was completed."
STAT Canada Germany HISTORY
Immunisation > Measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 93%
Ranked 90th.
96%
Ranked 50th. 3% more than Canada

Immunisation against tetanus > % of children ages 12-23 months 80%
Ranked 147th.
93%
Ranked 88th. 16% more than Canada

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 36th. The same as Germany
100%
Ranked 2nd.

Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access 99%
Ranked 34th.
100%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Canada

Improved sanitation facilities > Urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 41st. The same as Germany
100%
Ranked 2nd.

Improved water source > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 43th. The same as Germany
100%
Ranked 3rd.

Improved water source > Urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 54th. The same as Germany
100%
Ranked 3rd.

Tuberculosis case detection rate > All forms 86.96%
Ranked 76th. The same as Germany
86.96%
Ranked 36th.

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 63.96%
Ranked 109th. 59% more than Germany
40.27%
Ranked 162nd.

SOURCES: WHO and UNICEF (http://www.who.int/immunisation_monitoring/routine/en/).; World Health Organisation and United Nations Children's Fund, Joint Measurement Programme (JMP) (http://www.wssinfo.org/).; World Health Organisation, Global Tuberculosis Control Report.

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