Median age at first pregnancy among married women in India 2015-16 by age group

Married women surveyed in India were first pregnant when they were about 21 years old. These women were between 25 and 49 years old. While this is influenced many varying factors from socio-economic conditions to education and cultural influence, results from the survey found that women in urban areas had their first child more than a year later than their rural counterparts.

Median age at first pregnancy among married women across India in 2015 and 2016, by age group

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Release date

February 2019

Region

India

Survey time period

January 20, 2015 to December 4, 2016

Number of respondents

628,892 households

Age group

15-49 years

Special properties

among rural and urban households across 640 districts

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

Note: The legal age for marriage in India is 18 years for women and 21 years for men, although there are exceptions under the Muslim and Hindu Marriage Act respectively.

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