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 ICF International and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys by UNICEF.

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Year Value
1992 30.70
1994 14.90
1996 26.50
1999 12.90
2002 27.40
2007 26.50

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Reproductive health