First pregnancy among married women in India - median age by wealth index 2014

This statistic presents the results of a survey among households across India about the median age of first pregnancy among married women in 2013-14, based on wealth index. During that time period, women who belonged to the lowest category of the wealth index were first pregnant at about 20 years old.

Median age at first pregnancy among married women across India in 2014, by wealth index*

Median age at first pregnancy
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Sources

Release date

June 2016

Region

India

Survey time period

November 2013 to May 2014

Number of respondents

105,483 respondents

Special properties

Among rural and urban households across 28 states

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Among ever married women between 15 and 49 years old.
The wealth index in this survey was constructed using data on household possession of assets, infrastructure and housing characteristics collected in the household questionnaire.
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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