Belgium - Contraceptive prevalence

Contraceptive prevalence, modern methods (% of women ages 15-49)

Contraceptive prevalence, modern methods (% of women ages 15-49) in Belgium was 69.10 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 44 years was 74.30 in 1992, while its lowest value was 10.80 in 1966.

Definition: Contraceptive prevalence rate is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, at least one modern method of contraception. It is usually measured for women ages 15-49 who are married or in union. Modern methods of contraception include female and male sterilization, oral hormonal pills, the intra-uterine device (IUD), the male condom, injectables, the implant (including Norplant), vaginal barrier methods, the female condom and emergency contraception.

Source: Household surveys, including Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys. Largely compiled by United Nations Population Division.

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Year Value
1966 10.80
1976 47.90
1983 63.20
1992 74.30
1997 54.80
2001 74.00
2004 72.90
2010 69.10

Contraceptive prevalence, any methods (% of women ages 15-49)

Contraceptive prevalence, any methods (% of women ages 15-49) in Belgium was 70.40 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 34 years was 87.00 in 1976, while its lowest value was 56.50 in 1997.

Definition: Contraceptive prevalence rate is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for women ages 15-49 who are married or in union.

Source: UNICEF's State of the World's Children and Childinfo, United Nations Population Division's World Contraceptive Use, household surveys including Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys.

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Year Value
1976 87.00
1983 81.00
1992 78.40
1997 56.50
2001 75.60
2004 74.60
2010 70.40

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Reproductive health