The table shows the percentage of women age 15-49 who have
given birth by exact ages, the percentage who have never given birth, and the median age at first birth, according to their current age. The youngest women for whom median age at first birth can be calculated are those in the 25-29 age group. The medians for women age 15-19 and 20-24 cannot be determined because less than half of these women had given birth before reaching the beginning of the age group.

Age at first birth

Percentage of women age 15-49 who gave birth by exact ages, percentage who have never given birth, and median age at
first birth, according to current age

Current age1518202225Percentage who have never given birthMedian age at first birth
Age
15-191.8nananana85.7a
20-244.119.438.4nana44.0a
25-295.023.142.059.076.316.020.9
30-348.428.346.562.977.77.120.4
35-399.437.155.170.684.91.919.4
40-4410.139.355.268.783.72.519.3
45-4911.139.760.676.986.32.619.0
25-498.030.949.265.280.27.920.1
Source: DHS 2013
{"name":"15","data":[0,1.8,4.1,5,8.4,9.4,10.1,11.1,8]}|{"name":"18","data":[0,0,19.4,23.1,28.3,37.1,39.3,39.7,30.9]}|{"name":"20","data":[0,0,38.4,42,46.5,55.1,55.2,60.6,49.2]}|{"name":"22","data":[0,0,0,59,62.9,70.6,68.7,76.9,65.2]}|{"name":"25","data":[0,0,0,76.3,77.7,84.9,83.7,86.3,80.2]}|{"name":"Percentage who have never given birth","data":[0,85.7,44,16,7.1,1.9,2.5,2.6,7.9]}|{"name":"Median age at first birth","data":[0,0,0,20.9,20.4,19.4,19.3,19,20.1]}
{"name":"15","data":[{ name: 'Age', y: 0},{ name: '15-19', y: 1.8},{ name: '20-24', y: 4.1},{ name: '25-29', y: 5},{ name: '30-34', y: 8.4},{ name: '35-39', y: 9.4},{ name: '40-44', y: 10.1},{ name: '45-49', y: 11.1},{ name: '25-49', y: 8}]}|{"name":"18","data":[{ name: 'Age', y: 0},{ name: '15-19', y: 0},{ name: '20-24', y: 19.4},{ name: '25-29', y: 23.1},{ name: '30-34', y: 28.3},{ name: '35-39', y: 37.1},{ name: '40-44', y: 39.3},{ name: '45-49', y: 39.7},{ name: '25-49', y: 30.9}]}|{"name":"20","data":[{ name: 'Age', y: 0},{ name: '15-19', y: 0},{ name: '20-24', y: 38.4},{ name: '25-29', y: 42},{ name: '30-34', y: 46.5},{ name: '35-39', y: 55.1},{ name: '40-44', y: 55.2},{ name: '45-49', y: 60.6},{ name: '25-49', y: 49.2}]}|{"name":"22","data":[{ name: 'Age', y: 0},{ name: '15-19', y: 0},{ name: '20-24', y: 0},{ name: '25-29', y: 59},{ name: '30-34', y: 62.9},{ name: '35-39', y: 70.6},{ name: '40-44', y: 68.7},{ name: '45-49', y: 76.9},{ name: '25-49', y: 65.2}]}|{"name":"25","data":[{ name: 'Age', y: 0},{ name: '15-19', y: 0},{ name: '20-24', y: 0},{ name: '25-29', y: 76.3},{ name: '30-34', y: 77.7},{ name: '35-39', y: 84.9},{ name: '40-44', y: 83.7},{ name: '45-49', y: 86.3},{ name: '25-49', y: 80.2}]}|{"name":"Percentage who have never given birth","data":[{ name: 'Age', y: 0},{ name: '15-19', y: 85.7},{ name: '20-24', y: 44},{ name: '25-29', y: 16},{ name: '30-34', y: 7.1},{ name: '35-39', y: 1.9},{ name: '40-44', y: 2.5},{ name: '45-49', y: 2.6},{ name: '25-49', y: 7.9}]}|{"name":"Median age at first birth","data":[{ name: 'Age', y: 0},{ name: '15-19', y: 0},{ name: '20-24', y: 0},{ name: '25-29', y: 20.9},{ name: '30-34', y: 20.4},{ name: '35-39', y: 19.4},{ name: '40-44', y: 19.3},{ name: '45-49', y: 19},{ name: '25-49', y: 20.1}]}
Age|15-19|20-24|25-29|30-34|35-39|40-44|45-49|25-49
Key:
The Gambia 15 18 20 22 25 Percentage who have never given birth Median age at first birth
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  • Source: DHS 2013
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