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Elderly illiterate population

(number)

Bangladesh is the top country by elderly illiteracy in the world. As of 2016, elderly illiteracy in Bangladesh was 4.98 million that accounts for 36.39 % of the world's elderly illiteracy. The top 5 countries (others are Indonesia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, and Peru) account for 88.57 % of it. The world's total elderly illiteracy was estimated at 13.7 million in 2016.

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What is elderly illiteracy?

Elderly illiterate population. Total is the total number of adults over age 65 who cannot both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life.

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