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These maps show the proportion of people defecating in the open per district in 2011. Source: Census 2011....Read More..

These maps show the number of people defecating in the open per kilometer, per district in 2001. Source: Census 2001....Read More..

Th map shows the change in people defecating in the open per square kilometer, per district, between 2001 and 2011. Districts where the density of open defecation declined are shown in blue, and districts where it increased are shown in...Read More..

These maps show the proportion of people defecating in the open per district in 2001. Source: Census 2001....Read More..

These maps show the number of people defecating in the open per kilometer, per district in 2011. Source: Census 2011....Read More..

Presentation by Diane Coffey, on maternal health in India and elsewhere, and the impact of women's status on maternal and child nutrition and well-being. Venue: Tufts University, October 2014....Read More..

Sangita and Payal's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows that Muslims are more likely to have and use toilets in India and Bangladesh. If India were to have the same fraction of Muslims as Bangladesh, their...Read More..

Payal's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows that open defecation is more common in villages where social conflict is more likely....Read More..

Diane's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows the association between sanitation externalities and child hemoglobin....Read More..

Dean's poster for the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014 shows how exposure to open defecation can explain why infant mortality among Muslims in India is lower than Hindus....Read More..

This is Payal's presentation at the UNC Water and Health Conference 2014. She shows that sanitation is worse for child health in areas that have greater population density....Read More..

No demand for simple latrines in India

By r.i.c.e., on November 27th, 2014

These are all countries that are poorer than India, except for China at the very end. India has both the highest rate of open defecation and the least unimproved latrines compared to any of these other countries. In India, we...Read More..

When asked whether latrine use or open defecation is healthier, most SQUAT respondents, both in houses with a latrine user and in houses with no latrine users, believe that open defecation is healthier. There is a common perception that open...Read More..

Creating a measure of ‘open defecators per square kilometer’ at the country level, this graph plots 140 country years, with each circle representing one round of a country’s Demographic and Health Survey for a single year, and the size of...Read More..

The blue pies show the percentage of poor people in each country, defined by whether they have electricity and the type of floor they have in their home. Bangladesh has a much higher fraction of poor people than India. The...Read More..

Among Hindu latrine owners, those who own government latrines are much more likely to defecate in the open than those who have built their own latrines. On the other hand, there is not such a stark difference among Muslim latrine...Read More..

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