Share of all pregnancies in developing regions that were unintended 2017, by region

This statistic shows the percentage of all pregnancies in developing regions worldwide that were unintended in 2017, by region. In that year, around 73 percent of all pregnancies in the Caribbean were unintended.

Percentage of all pregnancies in developing regions that were unintended in 2017, by region

Percentage of all pregnancies
Sub-Saharan Africa*38%
Eastern Africa46%
Middle Africa38%
Southern Africa66%
Western Africa27%
Northern Africa40%
Eastern Asia41%
Central Asia33%
Southern Asia40%
Southeast Asia45%
Oceania37%
Western Asia46%
Caribbean73%
Central America60%
South America72%
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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Age group

15-49 years

Supplementary notes

* Sub-Saharan Africa includes Eastern, Middle, Southern and Western Africa.

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