Latin America: adolescent fertility rates 2010-2016, by country

This statistic presents the percentage of women aged 20 to 24 who gave birth before age 18 in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2010 and 2016. The highest teenage fertility rate among the countries with available data was registered in Nicaragua, where around 28 percent of the women aged 20 to 24 had had a child before turning 18. The regional average stood at 19 percent.

Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 who gave birth before age 18 in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2010 and 2016

Share of women aged 20-24
Nicaragua *28%
Venezuela24%
Honduras 22%
Dominican Republic 21%
Mexico21%
Guatemala 20%
Bolivia *20%
Colombia 20%
Regional average19%
El Salvador 18%
Belize 17%
Guyana 16%
Peru 16%
Jamaica 15%
Costa Rica 13%
Haiti 13%
Argentina 12%
Barbados 7%
Cuba 6%
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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

Between 2010 and 2016**

Age group

Women aged 20-24 years

Supplementary notes

* Data refer to years or periods other than those specified in the date of survey. Such data are not included in the calculation of the regional average. Data from years prior to 2000 are not displayed.
** Data refer to the most recent year available during the period 2010-2016.

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