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Table 1 Key population, reproductive health, and economic estimates for the base year (2010) for Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

From: The case for investing in family planning in the Pacific: costs and benefits of reducing unmet need for contraception in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

Indicator Vanuatu Solomon Islands
Population size (number) [19, 20] 239,000 515,970
Annual population growth rate (%) [19, 20] 2.3 2.6
Total fertility rate [19, 20] 4.1 4.1
Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1000 women aged 15–19) [19, 20] 66 62
Proportion of women aged 15–49 married or in union (%) [19, 20] 65 61
Median months postpartum insusceptibility (months) [9] 11 11
Proportion of unwanted pregnancies ending in induced abortion (%) [21] 33 33
Proportion of women aged 45–49 who have never given birth (%) [19, 20] 7 7
Contraceptive prevalence rate, all methods (%) [9, 10] 38 35
Contraceptive prevalence rate, modern methods (%) [9, 10] 37 27
Proportion of women aged 15–49 and married or in union with unmet need for family planning (%) [8, 9] 30 11
Proportion of births with any avoidable risk† (%) [9] 55 55
Maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births) [19, 22] 110 162
Infant mortality rate (deaths per 1000 live births) [19, 20] 21 23
Gross domestic product per capita (US$) [23] 2,526 1,147
Annual expenditure per primary student (US$) [24, 25] 363 192
Annual expenditure per secondary student (US$) [10, 24] 1,146 462
Annual health expenditure per capita (US$) [26] 104 72
  1. † Births to women aged <18 or >34 years; births spaced <24 months apart; birth order 4 or more.