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Methodology - Literacy Rate Adults

The average literacy rate for adults (15+) is 79.8% with a standard deviation of 20.4%. The highest number is 99.8% (several countries) while the lowest one is 19.0% (Mali).

These percentages have been directly translated into points, i.e. 1 point for every 1%.


United Nations:  last update 1 August 2006


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