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Table 1 Age patterns of DFPSm coverage according to UNICEF regions, World Bank country income group and tertiles of national coverage

From: Does women’s age matter in the SDGs era: coverage of demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods and institutional delivery in 91 low- and middle-income countries

 NIncrease with age
N (%)
Inverse U-shaped
N (%)
U-shaped
N (%)
Decline with age
N (%)
Similar coverage
N (%)
UNICEF region
 West & Central Africa228 (36.4)13 (59.1)0 (0.0)1 (4.5)0 (0.0)
 Eastern & Southern Africa154 (26.7)8 (53.3)0 (0.0)3 (20.0)0 (0.0)
 Middle East & North Africa81 (12.5)7 (87.5)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 South Asia65 (83.3)1 (16.7)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 East Asia & Pacific92 (22.2)6 (66.7)0 (0.0)1 (11.1)0 (0.0)
 Europe & Central Asia136 (46.2)7 (53.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 Latin America & Caribbean1610 (62.5)5 (31.2)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (6.3)
World Bank income group
 Low income2711 (40.7)13 (48.2)0 (0.0)3 (11.1)0 (0.0)
 Lower middle income3712 (32.4)23 (62.2)0 (0.0)2 (11.2)0 (0.0)
 Upper middle income2513 (52.0)11 (44.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (4.0)
National coverage of DFPSm
 First tertile (range: 11.3–38.9)3010 (33.3)18 (60.0)0 (0.0)2 (6.7)0 (0.0)
 Second tertile (range: 39.4–72.5)3012 (40.0)15 (50.0)0 (0.0)2 (6.7)1 (3.3)
 Third tertile (range: 72.6–92.9)2914 (48.3)14 (48.3)0 (0.0)1 (3.4)0 (0.0)
Total8936 (40.5)47 (52.8)0 (0.0)5 (5.6)1 (1.1)