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Table 1 Poor-rich absolute gaps in DFPSm among AGYW in sub-Saharan Africa by marital status, sub-region, and country

From: Wealth-related inequalities in demand for family planning satisfied among married and unmarried adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-regions Married Unmarried, sexually active
Country Poorest % Richest % N AD (pp) Poorest % Richest % N AD (pp)
Southern South Africa 61.4 56.8 248 − 4.6 71.7 70.3 639 − 1.4
  Zimbabwe 85.2 84.9 1029 − 0.3 * *   
  Eswatini 80.6 84.8 209 4.2 83.7 91.9 211 8.2
  Lesotho 63.9 74.3 719 10.4 * *   
  Namibia 58.9 72.5 331 13.6 75.2 82.3 556 7.1
Eastern Rwanda 74.8 68.5 583 − 6.3 * *   
  Burundi 54.2 49.1 917 − 5.1 * *   
  Malawi 70.8 73.1 3448 2.3 38.3 45.2 413 6.9
  Comoros 18.1 29.5 471 11.4 * *   
  Tanzania 41.7 54.8 1111 13.1 41.0 51.4 351 10.4
  Kenya 55.6 76.1 1239 20.5 60.4 69.0 221 8.6
  Zambia 53.0 74.9 1543 21.9 33.8 42.1 421 8.3
  Mozambique 33.1 55.8 757 22.7 50.9 73.8 260 22.9
  Uganda 35.5 60.1 1991 24.6 50.4 55.7 385 5.3
  Ethiopia 46.8 81.0 1288 34.2 * *   
Central Gabon 27.9 31.5 613 3.6 49.9 65.5 801 15.6
  Chad 10.3 15 1080 4.7 12.5 28.2 214 15.7
  Congo 28.4 37.2 779 8.8 40.2 39.7 778 − 0.5
  Cameroon 42.0 54.0 606 12.0 66.6 84.4 510 17.8
  Congo DR 9.9 24.5 1459 14.6 18.8 26.5 761 7.7
  Angola 3.3 44.2 1188 40.9 5.5 53.0 828 47.5
West Ghana 40.4 35.2 457 − 5.2 41.9 36.8 388 − 5.1
  Benin 18.1 19.4 1211 1.3 26.6 28.6 546 2.0
  Niger 31.4 44.0 820 12.6 * *   
  Gambia 11.8 25.2 486 13.4 * *   
  Cote d’Ivoire 18.2 32.8 673 14.6 24.6 46.6 529 22.0
  Togo 13.7 31.1 616 17.4 40.5 50.5 377 10.0
  Nigeria 17.0 34.6 1471 17.6 20.9 31.6 690 10.7
  Guinea 23.5 44.1 594 20.6 42.5 64.8 281 22.3
  Sierra Leone 27.4 50.1 1222 22.7 52.0 70.7 1092 18.7
  Liberia 20.2 44.4 710 24.2 30.4 38.2 949 7.8
  Mali 26.0 53.0 873 27.0 24.7 46.8 182 22.1
  Senegal 26.6 55.8 1058 29.2 * *   
Regions Median % Poorest Median % Richest    AD (pp) Median % Poorest Median % Richest    AD (pp)
Southern 63.9 74.3   10.4 75.2 76.9   1.7
Eastern 49.9 64.3   14.4 45.7 53.6   7.8
Central 19.1 34.4   15.3 29.5 46.4   16.9
West 21.9 39.6   17.8 30.4 46.6   16.2
  1. Bolded estimates are statistically significant at 5% level of significance
  2. AD Absolute difference, pp percentage point, includes only the most recent surveys from 2012; AGYW Adolescent Girls and Young Women aged 15–24 years; DFPSm Demand for family planning satisfied by modern contraceptive methods; Poorest The lowest tertile obtained from assets-ownership wealth-related index from principal component analysis. Richest highest tertile obtained from assets-ownership wealth-related index from principal component analysis. N = Weighted sample size
  3. *Sub-category with sample size less than 30 observation excluded from analysis