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Table 1 Sanitation coverage at different levels of the sanitation ladder in Addis Ababa and at the national level in 2014

From: Current state and trends of access to sanitation in Ethiopia and the need to revise indicators to monitor progress in the Post-2015 era

Sanitation coverage Sanitation ladder Addis Ababa (% population) National (% population)
Urban Slum* Urban** Urban*** Rural*** National** (***)
Improved sanitation Pour/flush toilet 1.0 20.2 5.3 0.1 1.2 (0.8)
IPL private 5.2 10.4 0.6 0.1 1.6 (0.2)
Pit latrine private 5.2 10.6 11.6 2.3 45.1 (3.5)
Total 11.4 41.2 17.5 2.5 47.9 (4.5)
Unimproved sanitation Shared latrine 58.1 53.0 28.0 1.0 16.5 (4.5)
UST 22.3 NR 45.8 58.6 NR (56.9)
Open defecation 8.2 5.8 8.7 37.9 35.6 (34.1)
Total 88.6 58.8 82.5 97.5 52.1 (95.5)
  1. Note: IPL = improved pit latrine; NR = not reported; UST = unsanitary toilet; * = sample survey; ** = national inventory; *** = CSA (2014).