Zambia - Unmet need for contraception
Unmet need for contraception (% of married women ages 15-49)
The value for Unmet need for contraception (% of married women ages 15-49) in Zambia was 26.50 as of 2007. As the graph below shows, over the past 15 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 30.70 in 1992 and a minimum value of 12.90 in 1999.
Definition: Unmet need for contraception is the percentage of fertile, married women of reproductive age who do not want to become pregnant and are not using contraception.
Source: Household surveys, including Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys by UNICEF.
Topic: Health Indicators
Sub-Topic: Reproductive health