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Indicator 16.2.1: Proportion of children aged 1-17 years who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month

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Source: Ghana Statistical Service (Multiple indicator cluster servey)

Geographical Area: National

Unit of Measurement: Number of children aged 1-17 years who are reported to have experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month divided by the total number of children aged 1-17 in the population multiplied by 100

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Indicator description
Geographical coverage National
Unit of measurement Number of children aged 1-17 years who are reported to have experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month divided by the total number of children aged 1-17 in the population multiplied by 100
Definitions Number of children aged 1-17 years who are reported to have experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month divided by the total number of children aged 1-17 in the population multiplied by 100
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Proportion of children aged 1-17 years who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month
Indicator number 16.2.1
Target name End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
Target number 16.2
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 2
UN custodian agency UNICEF
Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (pdf 1361kB) opens in a new window
Organisation Ghana Statistical Service (Multiple indicator cluster servey)
Periodicity 5 years
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage
Link to data source National Data Archive (GSS) opens in a new window
Release date 2011
Next release 2017
Statistical classification Official Statistics
Contact details info@statsghana.gov.gh
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