Table 2

Percentage of women aged 20–29 years experiencing a first birth before 20 years disaggregated by age group, urban/rural residence, level of education, wealth quintile, marital status and geographic region

% first births by age< 16 years16–17 years18–19 years<20 years
Total first births4.816.422.143.3
 Urban/rural residence
  Urban4.413.616.634.6
  Rural4.917.724.547.1
  Ratio richest/poorest1.11.31.51.4
 Level of education
  No education10.125.528.063.6
  Primary6.420.524.050.9
  Secondary1.911.922.435.2
  Higher01.13.95.0
 Wealth quintile
  Lowest5.824.528.658.4
  Second5.819.227.252.2
  Middle4.817.225.447.4
  Fourth5.415.519.540.4
  Highest2.99.214.026.1
  Ratio richest/poorest2.02.72.02.2
Married at time of birth92.498.398.797.9
 Region
  Mountain3.417.727.048.1
  Hill4.516.020.140.6
  Terai5.516.522.341.6