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People > Contraceptive prevalence rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This field gives the percent of women of reproductive age (15-49) who are married or in union and are using, or whose sexual partner is using, a method of contraception according to the date of the most recent available data. The contraceptive prevalence rate is an indicator of health services, development, and women’s empowerment. It is also useful in understanding, past, present, and future fertility trends, especially in developing countries.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Norway 88.4% 2013
2 Portugal 86.8% 2006
3 Czech Republic 86.3% 2013
4 Malta 85.8% 2013
5 China 84.6% 2006
6 Puerto Rico 84.1% 2013
7 United Kingdom 84% 2013
8 Costa Rica 82.2% 2010
9 Switzerland 82% 2013
10 Hungary 80.6% 2013
11 Brazil 80.3% 2006
12 South Korea 80% 2013
13 Slovakia 79.8% 2013
14 Thailand 79.6% 2009
=15 Hong Kong 79.5% 2007
=15 Russia 79.5% 2013
17 Paraguay 79.4% 2013
18 Colombia 79.1% 2010
=19 Argentina 78.9% 2005
=19 Slovenia 78.9% 2013
21 Virgin Islands 78.4% 2013
22 Vietnam 77.8% 2011
23 Uruguay 77% 2013
=24 France 76.4% 2013
=24 United States 76.4% 2013
26 Greece 76.2% 2013
27 Mauritius 75.8% 2002
28 Sweden 75.2% 2013
29 New Zealand 75% 2013
30 Cuba 74.3% 2011
31 Canada 74% 2013
32 Iran 73.3% 2002
33 Turkey 73% 2008
34 Dominican Republic 72.9% 2007
=35 Ecuador 72.7% 2004
=35 Poland 72.7% 2013
37 Belarus 72.6% 2005
38 El Salvador 72.5% 2013
39 Nicaragua 72.4% 2007
40 Australia 72.3% 2013
41 Mexico 70.9% 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 70.57% 2013
42 Belgium 70.4% 2013
43 Venezuela 70.3% 1998
44 Romania 69.8% 2013
45 Austria 69.6% 2013
46 Albania 69.3% 2009
47 Bulgaria 69.2% 2013
=48 Netherlands 69% 2013
=48 Jamaica 69% 2003
50 Peru 68.9% 2011
51 North Korea 68.6% 2002
52 Sri Lanka 68% 2007
=53 Moldova 67.8% 2005
=53 Latvia 67.8% 2013
55 Morocco 67.4% 2011
56 Ukraine 66.7% 2007
57 Guam 66.6% 2013
58 Germany 66.2% 2013
59 Spain 65.7% 2006
60 Bhutan 65.6% 2010
=61 Swaziland 65.2% 2010
=61 Honduras 65.2% 2006
63 Uzbekistan 64.9% 2006
64 Ireland 64.8% 2013
65 Chile 64.2% 2013
66 Estonia 63.4% 2013
67 Tunisia 63% 2012
68 Lithuania 62.9% 2013
69 Italy 62.7% 2013
70 Singapore 62% 2013
71 Indonesia 61.9% 2012
=72 Turkmenistan 61.8% 2000
=72 Bahrain 61.8% 1995
74 Algeria 61.4% 2006
75 Cape Verde 61.3% 2005
76 Bangladesh 61.2% 2012
77 Serbia 60.8% 2010
78 Bolivia 60.5% 2008
79 Egypt 60.3% 2008
80 South Africa 59.9% 2004
81 Jordan 59.3% 2009
82 Zimbabwe 58.5% 2011
83 Syria 58.3% 2006
84 Lebanon 58% 2004
85 Belize 55.2% 2011
86 Namibia 55.1% 2007
87 Mongolia 55% 2010
88 Armenia 54.9% 2010
89 India 54.8% 2008
=90 Japan 54.3% 2013
=90 Grenada 54.3% 2013
92 Georgia 53.4% 2013
93 Botswana 52.8% 2013
94 Panama 52.2% 2009
95 Kuwait 52% 1999
96 Rwanda 51.6% 2011
97 Iraq 51.2% 2011
98 Azerbaijan 51.1% 2006
99 Kazakhstan 51% 2011
100 Cambodia 50.5% 2011
101 Nepal 49.7% 2011
102 Malaysia 49% 2004
103 Philippines 48.9% 2011
104 Kyrgyzstan 47.8% 2006
105 Lesotho 47% 2010
106 Malawi 46.1% 2010
107 Burma 46% 2010
108 Bosnia and Herzegovina 45.8% 2012
109 Suriname 45.6% 2006
110 Kenya 45.5% 2009
111 Libya 45.2% 1995
112 Congo, Republic of the 44.7% 2012
113 Marshall Islands 44.6% 2007
114 Guatemala 43.3% 2002
=115 Qatar 43.2% 1998
=115 Cook Islands 43.2% 1999
117 Anguilla 43% 2013
=118 Trinidad and Tobago 42.5% 2006
=118 Guyana 42.5% 2009
120 Zambia 40.8% 2007
121 Madagascar 39.9% 2009
122 Montenegro 39.4% 2006
=123 Vanuatu 38.4% 2007
=123 Sao Tome and Principe 38.4% 2009
=123 Laos 38.4% 2005
126 Nauru 35.6% 2007
127 Maldives 34.7% 2009
128 Solomon Islands 34.6% 2007
129 Haiti 34.5% 2012
130 Tanzania 34.4% 2010
131 Palau 32.8% 2013
132 Papua New Guinea 32.4% 2007
133 Oman 31.7% 2000
134 Gabon 31.1% 2012
135 Tuvalu 30.5% 2007
136 Uganda 30% 2011
137 Samoa 28.7% 2009
138 Ethiopia 28.6% 2011
139 Tajikistan 27.9% 2012
140 Yemen 27.7% 2006
141 United Arab Emirates 27.5% 1995
142 Pakistan 27% 2008
143 Comoros 25.7% 2000
144 Saudi Arabia 23.8% 2007
145 Ghana 23.5% 2008
146 Cameroon 23.4% 2011
=147 East Timor 22.3% 2010
=147 Kiribati 22.3% 2009
149 Burundi 21.9% 2011
150 Afghanistan 21.8% 2010
151 Central African Republic 19% 2006
152 Cote d'Ivoire 18.2% 2012
153 Djibouti 17.8% 2006
=154 Angola 17.7% 2009
=154 Democratic Republic of the Congo 17.7% 2010
156 Burkina Faso 16.2% 2011
157 Togo 15.2% 2010
158 Somalia 14.6% 2006
159 Nigeria 14.1% 2011
160 Guinea-Bissau 14% 2010
161 Niger 13.9% 2012
162 The Gambia 13.3% 2010
163 Senegal 13.1% 2011
164 Benin 12.9% 2012
165 Mozambique 11.6% 2011
166 Liberia 11.4% 2007
167 Sierra Leone 11% 2010
168 Equatorial Guinea 10.1% 2000
169 Mauritania 9.3% 2007
170 Sudan 9% 2010
171 Mali 8.2% 2006
172 Eritrea 8% 2002
173 Guinea 5.6% 2012
174 Chad 4.8% 2010
175 South Sudan 3.5% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Contraceptive prevalence rate. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Contraceptive-prevalence-rate

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Interesting observations about People > Contraceptive prevalence rate

  • Norway ranked first for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst High income OECD countries in 2013.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2013.
  • Portugal ranked first for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst European Union in 2006.
  • All of the top 2 countries by contraceptive prevalence rate are Christian.
  • Italy ranked last for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst Eurozone in 2013.
  • All of the top 3 countries by contraceptive prevalence rate are European.
  • China ranked first for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
  • Czech Republic ranked first for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst Non-religious countries in 2013.
  • Germany ranked 5th last for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst NATO countries in 2013.
  • United States ranked second for contraceptive prevalence rate amongst English speaking countries in 2013.
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