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Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
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Child marriage before age 15
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Very early child bearing under age 16
Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19
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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who gave birth before age 16 years
Full Unit: Percentage (%)
Year-range of Data:2017
Source:Atlas of Birth
Link to Source:http://www.atlasofbirth.org/
Date Source Published:2017
Date Source Accessed:18th December 2017

The following countries had no data:
Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea , Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, SADR, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa

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Very early child bearing under age 16

What does it mean ?

This is the percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who gave birth before age 16 years.

Why does it matter ?

The health risks associated with adolescent motherhood for both mother and baby are particularly concentrated amongst the youngest age group e.g. under 16 years. In some countries, births among under 16 are a relatively frequent event, yet data on adolescent motherhood is rarely disaggregated by age, and the common focus on 15-19 years means the youngest are excluded. This indictor highlights a particularly vulnerable group who should be a concern for policy makers. A high proportion of births under 16 years suggests a need to target broad-based sexuality education to adolescent boys and girls at a young age before sexual activity starts. In many contexts, it may also indicate the need to develop and enforce legal frameworks to eradicate child marriage and protect girls from abuse and exploitation.

How is it collected ?

This data is most commonly collected using large, nationally-representative surveys such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). While these surveys do not normally interview girls below the age of 15, they ask all respondents about their childbearing history.

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More about indicator and sources

This data is most commonly collected using large, nationally-representative surveys such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). While these surveys do not normally interview girls below the age of 15, they ask all respondents about their childbearing history.

More information on calculations

From the data collected through the DHS and MICS, the proportion of respondents aged 20-24 at time of survey who gave birth before the age of 16y was calculated.

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