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The single deprivation analysis below contains findings similar to those found in traditional sector-by-sector analyses. Children's well-being is evaluated for one dimension or indicator at a time, providing an opportunity to carry out an in-depth sector analysis. The results of this analysis can indicate which sectors are performing well, and which deserve additional attention. It also allows profiling of the deprived children and their households by identifying their geographic, social, economic, and other characteristics.

Deprivation headcount ratio (%) by indicator and dimension

How many children are deprived?
What are they deprived from?

The figures show the deprivation headcount for each dimension and indicator. The headcount ratio represents the proportion of children deprived in each dimension or indicator as a percentage of all the children of the respective age group with available data in that dimension or indicator. Children are considered deprived with respect to a certain dimension if they are deprived in at least one of the dimension's indicators.

1. For a detailed description of each of the indicators and dimensions, see "Standard definition of indicators and country-specific application".  More Notes

By Indicator

By Dimension

Deprivation headcount ratio (%) by individual and household characteristics

Who are the deprived children?


The results for each profiling variable are calculated from the number of deprived children in a particular sub-group as a proportion of the total number of children within this group. The deprivation incidence by area, for instance, shows the proportion of children in rural and urban areas that are deprived in the dimensions analyzed.

Note: Asset index for urban areas consists of the following assets: radio, tv, phone, refrigerator, bicycle, motorcycle, car, and mobile phone. Asset index for rural areas consists of the same assets plus land as an additional asset. Instead of using the wealth index that is available in DHS and MICS datasets, the asset index is applied because a number of indicators selected for the deprivation analysis are also included in the wealth index, which would lead to interdependent results.

Deprivation headcount ratio (%) at sub-national level

Where do the deprived children live?


The darker color in the map represents higher levels of child deprivation in the selected dimension. The color of each province is determined by the level of the headcount ratio (the total number of deprived in each province divided by the total number of children in that province) for each dimension.

Note: Children are only taken into consideration if there was relevant information available on them for the particular dimension.

Number of children deprived in a given dimension as % of children in the specified age group at sub-national level

Deprivation headcount ratio (%) by ethnicity

Are deprivation levels different for various ethnic groups?


The ethnic groups with the highest child deprivation headcount are higher up in the figure, while those lower down have the lowest deprivation headcount in the selected dimension.

Note: since ethnicities are only included in the analysis if their results are based on the information of more than thirty households, the figure may not present all the ethnicities of the selected country.

Deprivation headcount ratio (%) by gender using child-specific indicators

What are the differences between boys and girls?


Only indicators measured at the individual level are reported; household level indicators are not gender-specific.

Note: * indicates a statistically significant difference (at a 95% confidence level) between the sub-groups.