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Table 2 Adolescent sexual activity - 'ever-married' and 'all women' (married and unmarried)

From: Adolescent fertility and family planning in East Asia and the Pacific: a review of DHS reports

Country and survey year Median age first marriage, females aged
25-49 (years)
Proportion females aged
15-19 currently married (%)
Median age sexual debut, females aged
25-49 (years)
Proportion females aged
25-49 sexual debut <15 years (%)
Proportion females aged
15-19 currently sexually active (%)
Proportion females aged
15-19 ever had sex (%)
'Ever-married women'       
   Indonesia, 2007 19.8 12.8 19.7 1.3 n/a n/a
   Timor-Leste, 2003 21.4 11.2 20.7 - n/a n/a
   Vietnam, 2002 21.1 4.1 - - n/a n/a
'All women'       
   Cambodia, 2005 20.1 9.8 20.4 2.0 8.3 10.8
   Marshall Islands, 2007 19.6 1.2 17.3 11.6 29.3 64.5
   Nauru, 2007 21.2 6.3 17.9 12.3 23.4 49.0
   Papua New Guinea, 1996 19.9 18.2 - - - -
   Philippines, 2003 22.0 3.9 21.9 3.0 6.7 10.1
   Samoa, 2009 23.6‡ 2.7 - - - -
   Solomon Islands, 2007 19.9 9.7 18.2 12.1 21.2 51.9
   Tuvalu, 2007 22.1 8.0 21.7† 0.5 9.1 14.2
  1. †Includes women aged 20-49
  2. ‡Samoa reports 'Singulate Mean Age at Marriage'