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Health > Disease prevention Stats: compare key data on United States & Venezuela

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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 United States Venezuela HISTORY
Immunisation > Measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 92%
Ranked 92nd. 11% more than Venezuela
83%
Ranked 128th.

Immunisation against tetanus > % of children ages 12-23 months 95%
Ranked 76th. 14% more than Venezuela
83%
Ranked 137th.

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 13th. 10% more than Venezuela
91%
Ranked 72nd.

Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access 99%
Ranked 32nd. 74% more than Venezuela
57%
Ranked 98th.

Improved sanitation facilities > Urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 13th. 6% more than Venezuela
94%
Ranked 83th.

Improved water source > % of population with access 99%
Ranked 48th. 6% more than Venezuela
93%
Ranked 82nd.

Improved water source > Urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 18th. 6% more than Venezuela
94%
Ranked 122nd.

Tuberculosis case detection rate > All forms 86.96%
Ranked 50th. 28% more than Venezuela
68.04%
Ranked 117th.

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 85.5%
Ranked 43th. 4% more than Venezuela
81.92%
Ranked 66th.

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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