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Definition
The percentage of population using at least basic sanitation services, that is, improved sanitation facilities that are not shared with other households. This indicator encompasses both people using basic sanitation services as well as those using safely managed sanitation services. Improved sanitation facilities include flush/pour flush toilets connected to piped sewer systems, septic tanks or pit latrines; pit latrines with slabs (including ventilated pit latrines), and composting toilets.

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Population using safely managed drinking water services, total Access to improved water sources: rural Access to improved water sources: urban Population using safely managed sanitation services, urban

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