National Institute of Statistics and Information (Here), on occasion Children’s Day, Peru has 9 million 711 thousand children between the ages of 0 and 17, who represent 28.8% (33 million 726) of the country’s total population, according to this year’s population estimate. By gender, 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female.
By special age groups, 9.9% of the minor population is in early childhood (0 to 5 years), 9.5% in childhood (6 to 11 years) and 9.4% in adolescence (12 to 17 years).
54.5% of households in the country have minors among their members
According to the results of the National Household Census (ENAHO), 54.5% of households in the country have at least one minor family member. In urban areas, the ratio is 55.0% of households and in rural areas it is 52.4%.
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School attendance by educational levels
According to the results of the National Household Survey, 77.8% of children between the ages of 3 and 5 receive primary education; 93.1% of children between 6 to 11 years of age are primary stage and 84.3% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16 attend secondary education..
70.8% of children and adolescents use the Internet
Nationwide, 70.8% of the population between the ages of 6 and 17 use the Internet. In terms of gender, this ratio shows 71.6% of females and 70.0% of males reaching that age group.
In terms of geographical area, 78.9% of children and adolescents have Internet access in urban areas and 46.2% in rural areas.
Regarding the use of cell phones, 77.9% of people between the ages of 6 and 17 use electronic devices. In terms of sex, 78.9% of women and 77.0% of men use cell phones.
92.5% of children under 12 have health insurance.
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Enaho shows that 92.5% of the population below the age of 12 have health insurance. In terms of gender, it can be seen that the proportion of males having health insurance is 92.5% and females 92.4%.
For adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, 88.9% have health insurance. In terms of gender, 89.1% of male adolescents and 88.7% of female adolescents have access to this service.
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A high proportion of children and adolescents have comprehensive health insurance
By type of health insurance, among children under 12 years of age, 71.4% have comprehensive health insurance (SIS) and 18.5% have EsSalud. For adolescents, 67.6% were covered by SIS and 18.9% by EsSalud.
About 98 out of every 100 children under the age of 18 have DNI
Regarding holding a National Identity Document (DNI), 98.2% of the population under the age of 18 have an identity document. Based on place of residence, DNI reaches 98.3% in urban areas and 98.0% in rural areas.