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Table 1 Birth registration rates, reasons for non-registrations, and registration process

From: Obstacles to birth registration in Niger: estimates from a recent household survey

  Rural Urban All
  Birth registration rate (%)
Birth registration 47.7 83.7 52.8
Not registered 52.3 16.3 47.2
  Reasons for non-registration (%)
Lack of availability 23.2 8.7 22.6
Remoteness 27.9 19.6 27.5
Lack of knowledge 29.9 30.3 29.9
No utility 14.3 29.5 15.0
Costs 4.8 11.9 5.0
All 100 100 100
  Time taken for birth registration (%)
Less than 1 month 89.8 90.8 90.0
1 month 3.8 3.9 3.8
2 months 2.0 1.8 2.0
3 months 1.2 1.7 1.3
More than 3 months 3.2 1.8 2.9
Total 100 100 100
  Deadline for withdrawal of birth certificate (%)
Less than 1 month 36.9 33.9 36.2
1 month 9.4 9.5 9.4
2 months 6.4 8.6 6.9
3 months 4.6 12.4 6.4
More than 3 months 5.4 9.9 6.4
Do not know 37.3 25.7 34.7
Total 100 100 100
  Costs of birth registration (% or FCFA)
00 FCFA 58.8 75.9 62.6
[0–200] 17.7 3.3 14.5
[200–500] 12.0 5.0 10.5
[500–1000] 5.9 6.1 5.9
More than 1000 3.6 9.4 4.9
Do not know 2.0 0.4 1.6
Total 100 100 100
Mean FCFA 234.9 FCFA 334.1 FCFA 257.6
  1. Source: Authors’ estimation using ENISED data