Unwanted pregnancy among women with recent live births in the U.S. 2013-2014, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of live births that were the result of unwanted pregnancy in the U.S. from 2013 to 2014, by age. During this time, almost 10 percent of live births among women aged 35 to 44 years were the result of unwanted pregnancy.

Percentage of live births that were the result of unwanted pregnancy in the U.S. from 2013 to 2014, by age*

Percentage of recent live births
18 to 24 years6.4%
25 to 34 years4.9%
35 to 44 years9.8%
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Sources

Release date

January 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 and 2014

Age group

18-44 years

Method of interview

Questionnaires and telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

* Defined as a pregnancy among women who reported that just before they got pregnant with their most recent live-born infant, they did not want to be pregnant then or at any time in the future.

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