Skip to main content

Table 2 Trends over time in % of women aged 20–24 years reporting first birth before age 20 years, disaggregated by age (CIs at the 95% in parenthesis)

From: Trends in adolescent first births in five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean: disaggregated data from demographic and health surveys

Country Year of first survey Year of second survey Year of third survey Actual % change between baseline and final survey Average % annual rate of change baseline to final survey year
Bolivia 1994 2003 2008   
  < 16 5.2 (4.2–6.6) 4.5 (3.8–5.4) 5.2 (4.3–6.2) 0.0 0.0
 16/17 13.3 (11.6–15.2) 14.5 (13.0–16.0) 14.9 (13.3–16.5) 1.6 0.9
 18/19 19.2 (17.1–21.5) 21.8 (20.0–23.8) 17.3 (15.6–19.1) −1.9 −0.7
 Total < 20 37.7 (35.1–40.4) 40.8 (38.7–43.0) 37.3 (35.2–39.5) − 0.4 − 0.1
 Colombia 1990 2005 2010   
  < 16 3.7 (2.6–5.2) 5.5 (4.8–6.2) 5.7 (5.1–6.4) 2.0 2.7
 16/17 10.0 (8.2–12.1) 14.0 (12.9–15.2) 14.0 (13.0–15.0) 4.0 2.0
 18/19 17.0 (14.3–20.1) 16.4 (15.2–17.7) 16.8 (15.8–17.9) −0.2 −0.1
 Total < 20 30.6 (27.4–34.0) 35.9 (34.2–37.6) 36.5 (35.1–37.8) 5.9 1.0
Dominican Republic 1996 2007 2013   
  < 16 6.5 (5.3–8.0) 8.5 (7.4–9.7) 6.8 (5.2–8.7) 0.3 0.3
 16/17 15.2 (13.2–17.3) 16.3 (14.8–18.0) 17.0 (14.7–19.5) 1.8 0.7
 18/19 17.6 (15.5–19.9) 16.9 (15.3–18.6) 17.1 (14.9–19.7) −0.5 −0.2
 Total < 20 39.3 (36.5–42.1) 41.7 (39.5–43.9) 40.9 (37.7–44.0) 1.6 0.2
Haiti 1994 2005 2012   
  < 16 4.6 (3.5–6.1) 4.3 (3.2–5.6) 3.2 (2.5–4.1) −1.4 −1.7
 16/17 10.4 (8.7–12.4) 10.8 (9.2–12.7) 9.7 (8.5–11.2) −0.7 −0.4
 18/19 16.5 (14.4–18.9) 15.1 (13.2–17.1) 14.4 (13.0–16.0) −2.1 −0.7
 Total < 20 31.6 (28.8–34.4) 30.1 (27.6–32.7) 27.3 (25.4–29.4) −4.3 −0.8
Peru 1991 2007 2012   
  < 16 3.3 (2.8–4.0) 3.5 (3.0–4.1) 3.5 (2.8–4.2) 0.2 0.3
 16/17 9.1 (8.1–10.1) 10.3 (9.4–11.3) 11.1 (9.9–12.4) 2.0 1.2
 18/19 14.5 (13.3–15.9) 14.9 (13.8–16.0) 17.1 (15.5–18.8) 2.6 0.9
 Total < 20 26.9 (25.3–28.6) 28.7 (27.2–30.2) 31.6 (29.7–33.6) 4.7 0.9