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Table 2 Improved water and sanitation coverage (in percent)

From: Urban infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: public policy priorities

  Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source (percentage) Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility (percentage)
1990 2011 1990 2011
Total Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total Urban Rural
World 76 95 62 89 96 81 49 77 29 64 80 47
Developing Regions 70 93 59 87 95 79 36 65 21 57 74 43
Northern Africa 87 94 80 92 95 89 72 92 54 90 94 84
Sub-Saharan Africa 49 83 36 63 84 51 26 43 19 30 42 24
Latin America and the Caribbean 85 94 64 94 97 82 68 80 38 82 87 63
Eastern Asia 68 97 56 92 98 85 27 53 16 67 76 57
Southern Asia 72 90 66 90 95 88 24 56 12 41 64 30
Western Asia 85 95 69 90 96 78 80 94 59 88 96 71
Oceania 50 92 37 56 95 45 36 77 23 36 78 24
Caucasus and Central Asia 89 97 81 86 96 79 91 96 86 96 96 95
Developed regions 98 99 94 99 100 97 95 97 90 96 97 92
  1. Source United Nations (2012)
  2. Indicators 7.8 and 7.9 to monitor Millennium Development Goal Target 7.C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation