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Country199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Afghanistan46.99
Albania99.4499.3599.2699.1899.0999.0098.9298.8398.8298.8098.7999.23
Algeria90.1490.5590.9691.3791.7892.7793.77
Andorra100.00100.00
Angola72.1972.6073.0073.4073.8174.2174.6175.0175.4275.8276.2276.6377.0377.43
Argentina98.9298.9498.9799.0099.0399.0599.0899.1199.1499.1699.1999.2299.2599.2799.30
Armenia99.8199.8199.8299.8299.8299.8399.8399.8499.8499.8499.85
Aruba99.0399.0499.0599.0699.0799.0899.0999.1099.1299.1399.14
Azerbaijan99.8999.9099.9199.9399.9499.9699.9799.99100.0099.9899.9599.9599.9499.9499.9599.9699.9499.94
Bahrain97.0297.1597.2897.4097.5397.6697.7897.9198.0498.16
Bangladesh63.6263.3363.0462.7562.4662.1661.8762.8363.7964.7565.7171.0276.3381.6386.9492.24
Belarus99.7999.8099.8099.8099.8099.8199.8199.8199.8299.8299.82
Benin45.3144.5743.8443.1042.3644.0545.7447.4349.1250.8052.49
Bhutan74.4176.2578.0979.9481.7883.6385.4787.32
Bolivia97.3297.6898.0398.3898.7499.0999.4499.1299.3899.2099.0199.0099.1399.2699.40
Bosnia and Herzegovina99.7999.7699.7399.7099.6799.6499.6199.5899.5599.5299.4999.4699.5699.66
Botswana93.96
Brazil94.1894.8595.5196.1896.8497.2197.5897.8097.8498.0797.5198.4998.6298.7498.85
Brunei98.8998.9498.9999.0499.0899.1399.1899.2299.2799.3299.37
Bulgaria98.2198.1898.1498.1198.0798.0498.0097.9797.9397.9097.87
Burkina Faso31.2332.1032.9732.7339.2640.8142.3543.9045.4547.0048.5550.10
Burundi73.3371.8870.4368.9867.5366.0964.6463.1961.7464.7167.6870.6573.6276.5979.56
Cambodia83.3884.4185.4386.4587.4787.13
Cameroon83.1083.1083.1183.1183.1283.1283.1383.1482.2881.4380.57
Cape Verde98.1398.1298.1298.11
Cayman Islands98.91
Central African Republic60.8158.3655.9253.4751.0348.5846.1443.6941.2538.8036.36
Chad37.5638.5939.6240.6441.6741.4141.1540.8840.6240.3540.0939.8339.5639.3039.0438.7730.79
Chile98.9999.0299.0599.0799.1099.1399.1598.8799.1499.4199.2399.05
China98.8698.9499.0299.0999.1799.2599.3399.4199.4999.5699.64
Colombia97.9997.9697.8897.9797.9997.9498.1098.2498.3498.4498.5498.53
Comoros80.1979.4778.7578.0377.3276.6075.8875.1774.4573.7373.0272.3071.58
Congo (Brazzaville)80.91
Congo (Kinshasa)70.4269.6468.8768.1067.3266.5565.7869.3472.9076.4780.0383.6083.9584.2984.6484.99
Costa Rica97.6197.7597.8998.0398.1798.3198.4498.5898.7298.8699.0099.13
Croatia99.6599.6699.6699.6799.6899.6999.6999.7099.7199.7299.72
Cuba99.9699.9599.9499.9399.9299.9299.9199.9099.8999.8899.87
Cyprus99.7799.7899.7899.7999.7999.8099.8099.8199.8199.8299.82
Dominican Republic94.2294.5394.8595.1695.4795.7996.1396.4796.8197.0497.0297.4797.6997.61
Ecuador96.4496.2796.1095.9395.7695.6095.4396.1396.8398.6598.6998.8398.6099.1099.1399.06
Egypt84.9384.8885.5486.1986.8587.5188.4089.2892.02
El Salvador94.9593.5695.9695.0296.0396.5596.8897.2297.5997.95
Equatorial Guinea97.13
Eritrea77.9579.4580.9682.4683.9785.4786.97
Estonia99.7799.7999.8099.8299.8499.8599.8799.8899.9099.9299.9399.95
Eswatini91.8692.0392.1992.3692.5292.6892.8593.0193.1793.3493.50
Ethiopia49.9044.6149.7954.98
Gabon88.50
Gambia52.5653.1953.8254.4555.0955.7256.3556.9857.6258.2558.8859.5160.1560.78
Georgia99.8399.8299.8199.7999.7899.7799.7699.7599.7499.7399.7299.7199.70
Ghana70.6672.1773.6775.1876.6878.1979.6981.2082.7184.2185.72
Greece98.9499.0999.2399.3899.5399.5599.5699.5399.4999.0998.69
Greenland100.00
Guatemala82.2283.3684.5185.6586.7987.9489.0890.2291.3792.5193.6591.8594.35
Guinea47.0944.8542.6140.3738.1335.8933.6531.4135.1338.8542.5746.30
Guinea Bissau59.4959.5659.6259.6959.7559.8259.8859.9560.0160.0860.1460.2160.2760.3460.40
Guyana93.1093.8294.5495.2595.9796.69
Haiti81.6278.5375.4472.35
Honduras88.9489.7790.6091.4392.2693.0993.9294.3394.7495.1595.9394.9895.0795.6896.0196.13
India76.4377.3778.3179.2580.1981.1382.1383.1484.1485.1486.14
Indonesia98.7197.6896.6598.0699.4699.4799.1398.7899.0899.3899.6899.6799.67
Iran97.4396.6497.2697.8797.9197.9497.9898.0197.7897.94
Iraq84.8082.3079.8077.3074.8072.3169.8167.3164.8162.3159.8157.3254.8252.32
Italy99.8199.8299.8299.8399.8399.8499.8499.8599.8599.8599.86
Ivory Coast60.7259.6958.6557.6256.5955.5554.5253.4852.4551.4150.3849.3448.3150.6753.02
Jamaica91.60
Jordan99.1399.0598.9898.9698.9598.8998.8298.7699.1599.11
Kazakhstan99.8599.8499.8499.8499.8499.8499.8499.8499.8499.8499.8399.90
Kenya92.5391.0889.6388.1886.7485.2983.8482.3982.9883.5784.1684.7585.3485.9386.53
Kuwait99.7398.5198.4598.6498.7798.9098.8498.7899.1599.2199.26
Kyrgyzstan99.7099.7099.7199.7199.7299.7299.7399.7499.7499.7599.75
Laos80.6078.4679.8381.1982.5683.9381.9579.9777.9976.0174.0472.06
Latvia99.7599.7699.7799.7799.7899.7999.8099.8099.8199.8299.8399.84
Lebanon98.7198.9899.24
Lesotho90.9390.0789.2188.3587.4986.6385.7784.9184.0583.1983.8884.5785.2685.9486.63
Liberia49.07
Lithuania99.7099.7299.7399.7599.7699.7899.7999.8199.8399.8499.86
Macau99.6399.6499.6499.6499.6499.6499.6599.6699.6699.6799.6799.7099.7299.7599.7799.80
Madagascar70.2469.6569.0668.4767.8867.2966.7166.1265.5364.9468.9072.8776.83
Malawi72.1473.1374.1175.1076.0872.94
Malaysia97.2497.3697.4797.5997.7197.8397.9598.0698.1898.3098.42
Maldives98.1798.3698.5598.7498.9299.1199.3099.3099.2999.2999.2899.2899.2899.2799.27
Mali38.8240.1941.5642.9344.3047.1447.6948.2548.8149.37
Malta98.2798.3798.4798.5798.6898.7898.88
Marshall Islands98.46
Mauritania61.3460.5959.8559.1058.3657.6156.8756.12
Mauritius94.5494.8795.1995.5295.8496.1796.5096.8297.1597.4897.8098.13
Mexico96.6197.1197.6097.5897.5697.6497.9098.1698.3898.5298.4398.4698.8898.5699.0098.94
Moldova99.5399.5299.5199.5199.5099.5099.4999.4899.4899.4799.4799.4699.46
Mongolia97.7197.7997.8697.9498.0198.0998.1698.2498.3198.3998.46
Montenegro99.4199.3999.3699.3499.3199.2999.2699.2499.21
Morocco70.4672.3174.1676.0177.8679.4780.4981.5191.22
Mozambique61.8962.7763.6564.5265.4066.2767.15
Myanmar (Burma)94.5993.9793.3692.7492.1391.5190.9090.2889.6789.0588.4487.8287.2186.6085.9885.3784.75
Namibia92.4291.5490.6589.7688.8787.9887.1088.9390.7692.5994.42
Nepal70.0571.5272.9974.4675.9477.4178.8880.3581.8283.2984.76
Nicaragua86.2286.4286.6286.8187.01
Niger19.7923.9828.1732.3636.5534.6932.8330.9729.1127.2425.3823.52
Nigeria68.9968.4767.9567.4366.9166.38
North Korea100.00
North Macedonia98.74
Oman97.2897.3597.4297.4997.5697.6397.6997.7498.0898.4298.7699.0999.1598.70
Pakistan65.0969.1770.1471.1170.6871.2670.7772.5871.6472.80
Palau99.8499.2598.66
Panama96.0896.2496.3996.5596.7096.8697.0297.1797.3397.4897.64
Papua New Guinea66.68
Paraguay98.7997.9698.5098.6198.6398.6598.6798.6998.33
Peru96.7697.1297.7697.3697.6297.8998.1698.4398.7098.8498.9899.0198.88
Philippines95.0995.0895.0795.0695.6096.1396.6797.2197.7597.8297.8997.9798.0498.11
Portugal99.44
Puerto Rico98.83
Qatar95.9296.9798.0199.0695.6997.7696.8297.8899.0698.9698.71
Romania97.7697.9098.0498.1798.3198.4598.5898.7298.8699.00
Russia99.7299.7299.7299.7299.7299.7299.7199.7199.71
Rwanda77.6277.5977.5777.5477.5177.4877.4577.4377.4077.3777.3479.8482.33
Saint Thomas and Principe95.4293.2491.0788.9086.7284.5582.3880.2084.3488.4792.6096.74
Samoa99.24
Saudi Arabia95.9195.9095.8895.8795.8596.2296.6096.9797.3597.7298.1098.4798.8599.22
Senegal49.1249.5649.9950.4250.8555.5760.2965.0165.5266.0360.9655.90
Serbia99.3199.3999.4799.5699.6499.72
Seychelles99.0699.0599.0499.0399.0299.0198.9998.9898.97
Sierra Leone47.9348.9449.9550.9651.9752.9853.9955.0056.0157.02
Singapore99.5099.5399.5599.5899.6099.6399.6599.6899.7099.7399.7599.8999.8999.9099.9099.7899.93
South Africa97.5797.9798.3798.6498.7998.8898.8898.8898.96
South Sudan36.70
Spain99.5699.5499.5599.5799.5699.6099.5999.7099.6799.6799.7299.6699.62
Sri Lanka95.5995.9796.3596.7397.1197.4897.7397.9898.0798.16
Sudan78.1676.6175.0773.5271.9870.4468.8967.3565.81
Suriname94.8896.0297.1598.2899.4298.9098.3898.0297.67
Syria95.1993.8292.45
Tajikistan99.85
Tanzania78.4077.9277.4476.9676.4876.0075.5275.0474.5680.2585.9485.8885.8285.76
Thailand97.9897.9998.0198.0298.0498.0597.7697.4797.1896.8996.6097.1797.7498.3198.2398.15
Timor Leste79.53
Togo74.4474.7875.1175.4575.7876.1276.4578.2179.9881.7480.8179.8980.9982.0983.1984.29
Tonga99.4299.4399.4399.4399.4399.44
Tunisia94.3494.9995.6596.3096.7996.9897.1797.3096.8796.5496.21
Turkey95.6096.1296.1896.3697.0897.8198.2298.7199.0299.2399.3699.49
Uganda80.7981.6182.4383.2584.0784.9085.7486.5787.4185.5383.66
Ukraine99.8099.8299.8399.8599.8699.8899.8999.9199.9299.9499.9599.97
United Arab Emirates95.01
Uruguay98.7198.7698.9798.8698.7898.8698.9698.9398.8498.93
Uzbekistan99.8799.8899.8999.9099.9199.9299.9399.9499.9599.9699.9799.9899.99100.00100.00100.00
Venezuela97.2097.4097.6097.8098.0098.2098.4098.4798.5398.0597.5697.9298.2898.6599.0198.76
Vietnam94.1094.8495.0995.3495.5995.8496.0996.3496.5996.8497.09
West Bank and Gaza98.9499.0299.0999.0699.0299.2399.2499.3199.2999.3599.3699.3499.38
Zambia69.4669.3369.2169.0968.0867.0766.0765.0664.0572.2780.4988.71
Zimbabwe90.9390.7690.6090.43