Figure 7.14 Latrines in basic education schools, by urban-rural, region and education level, 2017
CHAPTER 7 WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
Source: Ministry of Education, Essential Statistical Analysis of Education Development in China, 2018
Figure 7.13 and 7.14
Between 2011 and 2017, the proportion of basic education schools with sanitary latrines increased from 56.5 per cent to 80.1 per cent, and the proportion of schools with non-sanitary latrines dropped from 42.8 per cent to 18.8 per cent. The proportion of schools without latrines was about 1 per cent. According to 2017 data, the proportion of schools with sanitary latrines in urban areas was much higher than that in rural areas, with a difference of 24 percentage points. In terms of regions, the proportion of schools with sanitary latrines in the eastern region was higher than that in the central and western regions. Moreover, most of the schools with non-sanitary latrines were concentrated in the central and western regions.