Adolescent fertility rate, by region 1990-2015

This statistic shows the adolescent fertility rate in selected regions during 1990, 2000 and 2015*. The adolescent fertility rate usually refers to the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19. In 2015, it is projected that the highest birth rate among adolescent girls will be in Sub-Saharan Africa with 116 births per 1,000 girls.

Number of births to women, aged 15 to 19, per 1,000 women from 1990 to 2015, by region

Sub-Saharan Africa 123121116
Latin America and the Caribbean 868673
Oceania 846553
Southern Asia 886147
Western Asia 635145
South-Eastern Asia 544344
Caucasus & Central Asia 452932
Northern Africa 423238
Eastern Asia 1566
Developed regions 342617
Developing regions 645656
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Release date

July 2015



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Projections.

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