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Table 1 Sexual activity, marriage, and childbirth for adolescents under age 15 and 18 reported by population aged 20 ~ 24 in 16 developing countries 1,2,3

From: Contraception for adolescents in low and middle income countries: needs, barriers, and access

Region Under 15 Under 18
  M F FM FB M F FM FB
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ghana, 2008 5 7 5 2 27 41 25 16
Mali, 2006 4 26 25 10 27 73 71 46
Tanzania, 2010 6 15 7 3 40 58 37 28
Zimbabwe, 2010-11 4 4 4 1 23 38 31 21
Middle East/North Africa
Egypt, 2008 - - 2 1 - - 17 7
Jordan, 2009 - - 1 0 - - 10 4
Morocco, 2003-04 - - 3 1 - - 16 8
Yemen, 1997 - - 14 4 - - 48 25
Asia/Central Asia
Azerbaijan, 2006 1 1 1 0 22 12 12 4
Bangladesh 2011 1 28 29 9 6 64 65 40
Cambodia, 2010 0 1 2 0 4 15 18 7
India, 2005-06 - 13 13 3 - 43 45 22
Latin America/Caribbean
Brazil, 1996 33 10 4 2 75 43 24 16
Dominican Republic, 2007 27 16 14 3 72 51 40 25
Haiti, 2012 35 13 3 1 77 51 18 13
Peru, 2012 - 7 3 1 - 43 19 15
  1. 1 Key: % of M ales (M) and F emales (F) 20–24 years old reporting they had intercourse by age group and % of F emales who reported they were M arried (FM) and/or gave B irth (FB) by age group.
  2. 2 Source: The most recent DHS for each country, ICF International, 1996–2012.
  3. 3The symbol ‘-’ indicates no data available.