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Health > Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Contraceptive prevalence rate is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for married women ages 15-49 only.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Ukraine 89% 2000
2 China 87% 2001
3 United Kingdom 84% 2002
4 Switzerland 82% 1995
=5 South Korea 81% 1997
=5 Hong Kong 81% 1987
=5 Spain 81% 1995
8 Costa Rica 80% 1999
9 Colombia 78.2% 2005
=10 Denmark 78% 1988
=10 Sweden 78% 1981
=10 Belgium 78% 1992
13 Puerto Rico 77.5% 1995
=14 Finland 77% 1989
=14 Venezuela 77% 1998
16 Vietnam 76.8% 2005
17 Brazil 76.7% 1996
=18 Mauritius 76% 2002
=18 Australia 76% 1986
=20 Canada 75% 1995
=20 Netherlands 75% 1998
=20 New Zealand 75% 1995
=20 Albania 75% 2002
=20 Germany 75% 1992
=25 Slovakia 74% 1991
=25 Norway 74% 1989
=25 Argentina 74% 1984
=25 Slovenia 74% 1994
=25 Iran 74% 2000
=25 Singapore 74% 1982
=31 Mexico 73% 2004
=31 Cuba 73% 2000
33 Paraguay 72.8% 2004
34 Ecuador 72.7% 2004
35 Hungary 72.5% 1993
=36 Thailand 72% 2000
=36 Czech Republic 72% 1997
38 Turkey 71% 2003
39 France 70.7% 1994
40 Romania 70.3% 2004
=41 Estonia 70% 1994
=41 Sri Lanka 70% 2000
43 Dominican Republic 69.8% 2002
44 Jamaica 69.1% 2002
45 Mongolia 69% 2003
46 Peru 68.9% 2000
47 Nicaragua 68.6% 2001
=48 Uzbekistan 68% 2002
=48 Israel 68% 1988
50 Moldova 67.8% 2005
51 El Salvador 67% 2003
52 Kazakhstan 66.1% 1999
=53 Portugal 66% 1980
=53 Tunisia 66% 2000
55 United States 64.2% 1999
=56 Morocco 63% 2004
=56 Lebanon 63% 2000
=58 The Bahamas 62% 1988
=58 North Korea 62% 1992
=60 Turkmenistan 61.8% 2000
=60 Bahrain 61.8% 1995
=60 Honduras 61.8% 2001
63 Panama 61% 1984
64 Armenia 60.5% 2000
65 South Africa 60.3% 2003
=66 Ireland 60% 1990
=66 Italy 60% 1996
68 Kyrgyzstan 59.5% 1997
69 Egypt 59.2% 2005
70 Bolivia 58.4% 2003
71 Bangladesh 58.1% 2004
=72 Serbia and Montenegro 58% 2000
=72 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 58% 1998
=74 Indonesia 57% 2004
=74 Algeria 57% 2002
=76 Belize 56% 1999
=76 Chile 56% 1990
78 Japan 55.9% 2000
79 Jordan 55.8% 2002
80 Azerbaijan 55.4% 2001
=81 Malaysia 55% 1994
=81 Barbados 55% 1998
83 Grenada 54% 1998
84 Zimbabwe 53.5% 1999
85 Antigua and Barbuda 53% 1998
86 Cape Verde 52.9% 1998
87 Austria 51% 1996
=88 Dominica 50% 1998
=88 Belarus 50% 1995
=88 Kuwait 50% 1996
91 Poland 49% 1991
92 Philippines 48.9% 2003
=93 Swaziland 48% 2002
=93 Bosnia and Herzegovina 48% 2000
=93 Syria 48% 2001
=93 Botswana 48% 2000
=93 Latvia 48% 1995
98 Georgia 47.2% 2005
=99 Lithuania 47% 1995
=99 India 47% 2000
=99 Saint Lucia 47% 1988
=102 Libya 45% 1995
=102 Federated States of Micronesia 45% 1998
104 Congo, Republic of the 44.3% 2005
=105 Fiji 44% 1997
=105 Iraq 44% 2000
107 Namibia 43.7% 2000
108 Qatar 43.3% 1998
109 Guatemala 43% 2002
=110 Suriname 42% 2000
=110 Bulgaria 42% 1997
112 Saint Kitts and Nevis 41% 1984
113 Kenya 39.3% 2003
114 Maldives 39% 2004
=115 Nepal 38% 2004
=115 Trinidad and Tobago 38% 2000
117 Guyana 37% 2000
118 Zambia 34.2% 2002
=119 Tajikistan 34% 2000
=119 Russia 34% 1994
=119 Marshall Islands 34% 2000
=119 Burma 34% 2003
123 Tonga 33% 2000
124 Gabon 32.7% 2000
=125 Oman 32% 2000
=125 Laos 32% 2000
127 Democratic Republic of the Congo 31% 2001
128 Bhutan 30.7% 2000
129 Malawi 30.6% 2000
=130 Samoa 30% 1995
=130 Lesotho 30% 2000
132 Sao Tome and Principe 29% 2000
133 Haiti 28.1% 2000
=134 Vanuatu 28% 2000
=134 Central African Republic 28% 2000
=134 Pakistan 28% 2001
=134 United Arab Emirates 28% 1995
138 Madagascar 27.1% 2004
139 Tanzania 26.4% 2005
=140 Cameroon 26% 2004
=140 Togo 26% 2000
=140 Comoros 26% 2000
143 Papua New Guinea 25.9% 1996
144 Mozambique 25.5% 2003
145 Ghana 25.2% 2003
146 Cambodia 23.8% 2000
147 Yemen 23% 2003
148 Uganda 22.8% 2001
149 Kiribati 21% 1998
150 Saudi Arabia 20.8% 1999
151 Benin 18.6% 2001
152 The Gambia 18% 2001
153 Rwanda 17.4% 2005
154 Palau 17% 2000
155 Burundi 16% 2000
156 Cote d'Ivoire 15% 1999
157 Ethiopia 14.7% 2005
158 Niger 14% 2000
159 Burkina Faso 13.8% 2003
160 Nigeria 12.6% 2003
161 Solomon Islands 11% 1996
162 Senegal 10.5% 2000
=163 East Timor 10% 2003
=163 Liberia 10% 2000
=163 Afghanistan 10% 2003
166 Djibouti 9% 2002
167 Mali 8.1% 2001
=168 Mauritania 8% 2001
=168 Eritrea 8% 2002
=168 Guinea-Bissau 8% 2000
=171 Guinea 7% 2003
=171 Sudan 7% 2000
173 Angola 6% 2001
174 Sierra Leone 4% 2000
175 Chad 2.8% 2004
176 Somalia 1% 1988

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Contraceptive-prevalence/%-of-women-ages-15--49

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