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Table 1 Summary median birth registration and birth certification in low-income and lower middle-income countries

From: A missed opportunity: birth registration coverage is lagging behind Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) immunization coverage and maternal health services utilization in low- and lower middle-income countries

Age of child (years) Birth registration (%) Birth certificates (%)
Under 5 Under 2 Under 1 Under 5 Under 2
All countries (n = 72) 65.8 65.9 59.3 31.1 48.5
Male 65.2    30.8  
Female 62.3    30.4  
Urban 76.4    38.1  
Rural 59.2    25.3  
Low-income countries (n = 34) 58.3 65.9 55.7 28.0 43.0
Male 58.0    26.2  
Female 58.6    24.2  
Urban 65.2    34.4  
Rural 55.0    23.0  
Lower middle-income countries (n = 38) 72.4 65.9 61.0 50.9 52.7
Male 68.1    51.5  
Female 66.7    50.3  
Urban 79.8    57.6  
Rural 60.5    46.6