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Table 1 Adolescent childbearing and sexual debut (2000–2016)

From: ASRHR in Ethiopia: reviewing progress over the last 20 years and looking ahead to the next 10 years

  2000 2005 2011 2016 Absolute percentage change (2000–2016) Relative percentage change (2000–2016)
% of Adolescents that have begun childbearing
 Married 63.2 68.2 58.4 59.5 − 3.7 − 5.9
 Unmarried 2.0 2.3 1.5 2.6 0.6 + 30.0
Children ever born (married adolescents aged 15–19
 At least one child 39.9 38.4 36.3 41.9 2.0 5.0
 At least two children 7.8 13.9 9.5 6.0 − 1.8 − 23.1
Ever had sex
 Females 30.7 27.4 24.2 24.6 − 6.1 − 19.9
 Males 15.4 7.2 7.8 8.1 − 7.3 − 47.4
Sexual debut by age 15
 Females 13.5 11.1 7.1 6.3 − 7.2 − 53.3
 Males 5.1 1.7 1.2 0.8 − 4.3 − 84.3