Table 3

Percentage of all live births to adolescents (indicator 1), by age group and survey and change over time

Indicator estimates at each surveyPercent change over time between surveys
Survey 1Survey 2Survey 3S1–S2S2–S3S1–S3Pattern of
change
Region Country <16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20(detail in
table 6)
Latin AmericaColombia1.5%6.9%17.2%2.6%10.3%21.6%2.9%11.1%22.9%75.4%48.7%25.7%9.7%8.0%6.1%92.3%60.6%33.3%4
Dominican Republic1.8%8.8%20.0%3.2%11.7%24.1%2.9%12.3%23.5%75.6%32.4%20.7%−10.2%5.1%−2.6%57.7%39.2%17.6%6
Haiti1.3%5.4%13.3%1.4%6.3%14.6%1.4%6.4%14.9%12.2%16.7%10.0%−1.6%1.3%1.7%10.4%18.2%11.9%7
Peru1.0%5.5%14.2%1.2%5.9%14.4%1.4%6.5%15.0%14.3%7.7%1.7%21.1%9.4%4.0%38.4%17.9%5.8%7
Middle EastEgypt1.2%5.1%13.1%0.8%4.0%11.9%0.4%2.7%10.4%−30.8%−20.7%−9.3%−44.5%−32.7%−12.1%−61.6%−46.6%−20.3%1
Jordan0.3%3.1%10.0%0.1%2.0%7.2%0.1%1.6%6.0%−55.8%−35.5%−28.1%−15.1%−22.3%−16.1%−62.5%−49.8%−39.7%1
South/ Southeast AsiaBangladesh5.9%16.4%29.4%7.6%19.6%34.0%6.3%17.7%33.1%28.3%19.6%15.8%−17.4%−9.6%−2.7%6.0%8.2%12.7%7
Indonesia1.9%7.4%17.8%1.3%5.2%13.6%0.5%2.8%9.5%−31.5%−29.8%−23.6%−63.1%−46.0%−30.3%−74.7%−62.1%−46.8%1
Nepal1.4%7.9%19.8%1.1%7.5%19.2%1.4%8.3%21.9%−25.5%−4.1%−2.9%27.7%10.4%14.1%−4.8%5.9%10.8%5
Pakistan1.8%6.3%15.0%0.9%4.2%11.6%0.6%3.3%10.1%−47.2%−32.7%−22.8%−38.5%−22.6%−12.5%−67.5%−47.9%−32.5%1
Philippines0.4%2.7%8.9%0.4%2.5%8.9%0.6%3.8%11.4%−2.7%−10.0%0.3%61.7%55.3%27.7%57.3%39.7%28.0%4
Sub-Saharan AfricaBenin1.1%5.4%14.4%1.7%6.3%14.9%1.8%6.2%14.2%62.1%16.7%3.4%0.3%−1.9%−5.0%62.5%14.5%−1.8%2
Burkina Faso1.6%7.3%17.9%1.2%6.4%16.4%1.2%6.3%15.9%−20.5%−11.4%−8.2%−4.2%−2.4%−3.0%−23.9%−13.5%−11.0%1
Cameroon4.6%13.4%24.8%3.9%12.4%24.1%3.2%10.3%21.0%−15.6%−7.8%−2.6%−17.0%−17.0%−12.9%−29.9%−23.5%−15.2%1
Chad3.8%11.9%23.7%4.1%12.4%23.5%4.1%11.9%21.9%9.5%4.2%−1.0%−0.7%−4.5%−6.8%8.8%−0.5%−7.7%3
Ghana1.1%5.8%14.2%0.9%4.4%12.0%1.2%5.4%11.9%−24.3%−24.0%−15.7%44.5%23.5%−0.3%9.4%−6.1%−16.0%1
Guinea4.2%11.3%20.2%3.3%9.8%18.2%4.5%12.0%21.9%−20.7%−13.2%−9.8%35.1%22.3%19.9%7.2%6.1%8.1%5
Kenya1.8%7.6%17.6%1.6%7.2%17.8%1.9%7.4%17.3%−9.1%−4.4%1.2%16.4%1.9%−2.8%5.7%−2.6%−1.7%1
Malawi3.2%9.6%19.9%2.0%8.9%21.1%1.9%8.7%20.9%−38.3%−7.8%5.8%−4.9%−2.1%−0.8%−41.3%−9.7%5.0%7
Mali2.4%9.2%18.2%3.6%11.2%21.8%4.0%10.9%20.7%46.6%22.0%19.4%11.7%−2.5%−4.8%63.7%18.9%13.7%5
Mozambique3.6%11.5%22.5%3.8%11.9%23.6%3.0%10.6%21.1%3.8%3.2%4.8%−19.5%−10.6%−10.4%−16.4%−7.8%−6.1%1
Namibia1.2%6.3%15.8%1.8%7.0%16.3%1.4%6.5%16.2%50.6%11.2%3.0%−23.4%−6.9%−0.6%15.4%3.4%2.4%7
Niger4.1%12.8%24.4%3.3%11.7%21.9%3.0%9.7%19.5%−18.8%−8.3%−10.3%−10.6%−17.0%−10.6%−27.4%−23.9%−19.8%1
Nigeria3.7%10.1%19.2%3.2%9.8%19.4%2.3%8.1%16.6%−12.8%−2.9%1.4%−28.2%−16.7%−14.7%−37.4%−19.1%−13.4%1
Rwanda0.4%2.2%7.2%0.2%2.2%7.7%0.2%1.8%6.5%−38.3%3.2%6.9%−16.6%−18.3%−16.1%−48.5%−15.7%−10.3%1
Senegal2.9%8.8%17.6%2.4%7.8%16.2%1.3%5.8%13.6%−17.2%−11.0%−7.7%−44.2%−26.0%−16.0%−53.8%−34.1%−22.5%1
Tanzania1.7%8.0%19.1%1.4%7.6%18.7%1.3%6.9%17.6%−15.0%−4.7%−1.8%−6.4%−9.2%−5.9%−20.4%−13.4%−7.6%1
Uganda3.1%11.1%22.9%2.6%9.9%22.0%2.1%8.1%18.5%−16.7%−10.4%−4.1%−18.7%−18.9%−16.0%−32.3%−27.4%−19.4%1
Zambia2.3%10.1%21.8%2.1%10.0%22.0%1.6%7.9%18.6%−7.0%−1.2%0.7%−26.1%−20.2%−15.3%−31.3%−21.2%−14.6%1
Zimbabwe1.7%7.4%17.9%1.5%8.2%21.3%1.2%6.9%17.6%−13.2%10.1%19.0%−22.3%−16.4%−17.2%−32.5%−7.9%−1.4%1
Across-country variation within low-income and middle-income countries
Min0.3%2.2%7.2%0.1%2.0%7.2%0.1%1.6%6.0%−55.8%−35.5%−28.1%−63.1%−46.0%−30.3%−74.7%−62.1%−46.8%
Median1.8%7.7%17.9%1.8%7.7%18.5%1.5%7.1%17.5%−14.1%−4.2%0.5%−10.4%−8.1%−5.4%−18.4%−7.9%−6.9%
Max5.9%16.4%29.4%7.6%19.6%34.0%6.3%17.7%33.1%75.6%48.7%25.7%61.7%55.3%27.7%92.3%60.6%33.3%
Time 1 Time 2 Time 3 T1–T2 T2–T3 T1–T3 Pattern of change
<16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20<16<18<20(detail in
table 6)
High incomeFinland0.03%0.45%2.53%0.04%0.49%2.81%0.02%0.31%1.70%70.37%8.89%11.07%−46.16%−36.73%−39.50%−8.28%−31.11%−32.81%1
Slovakia0.33%2.62%12.30%0.36%2.47%7.56%0.33%2.37%6.23%10.05%−5.73%−38.54%−9.10%−4.05%−17.59%0.03%−9.54%−49.35%not available