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

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.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Norway 88.40 2005
2 China 87.90 2012
3 Portugal 86.80 2006
4 Czech Republic 86.30 2008
5 Malta 85.80 1993
6 Puerto Rico 84.10 2002
7 United Kingdom 84.00 2009
8 Switzerland 82.00 1995
9 Hungary 80.60 1993
10 Nicaragua 80.40 2012
11 Brazil 80.30 2006
12 Ecuador 80.10 2012
13 Korea 80.00 2009
14 Slovak Republic 79.80 1997
15 Hong Kong SAR, China 79.50 2007
16 Paraguay 79.40 2008
17 Thailand 79.30 2012
18 Colombia 79.10 2010
19 Slovenia 78.90 1995
20 Uruguay 78.00 2005
21 Iran 77.40 2011
21 Finland 77.40 1990
23 Argentina 76.60 2013
24 Denmark 76.50 1993
25 United States 76.40 2010
25 France 76.40 2008
27 Costa Rica 76.20 2011
27 Greece 76.20 2001
29 Mauritius 75.80 2002
30 Vietnam 75.70 2014
31 Sweden 75.20 1996
32 New Zealand 75.00 1995
33 Peru 74.60 2014
34 Canada 74.00 2002
35 Cuba 73.70 2014
36 Turkey 73.50 2013
37 Honduras 73.20 2012
38 Poland 72.70 1991
39 Mexico 72.50 2009
39 Jamaica 72.50 2009
41 Australia 72.30 2005
42 El Salvador 72.00 2014
43 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 70.60 2010
44 Belgium 70.40 2010
45 Venezuela 70.30 1998
46 Romania 69.80 2005
47 Austria 69.60 2009
47 Dominican Republic 69.60 2014
49 Albania 69.30 2009
50 Bulgaria 69.20 2007
51 Croatia 69.00 2000
51 Netherlands 69.00 2008
53 Sri Lanka 68.40 2007
54 Israel 68.00 1988
54 Russia 68.00 2011
56 Latvia 67.80 1995
57 Morocco 67.40 2011
58 Zimbabwe 66.80 2015
59 Germany 66.20 2005
60 Swaziland 66.10 2014
61 Spain 65.70 2006
62 Bhutan 65.60 2010
63 Ukraine 65.40 2012
64 Uzbekistan 64.90 2006
65 Ireland 64.80 2005
66 Chile 64.20 2006
67 Estonia 63.40 2005
68 Belarus 63.10 2012
69 Lithuania 62.90 2006
70 Panama 62.80 2013
71 Italy 62.70 1996
72 Indonesia 62.50 2013
72 Tunisia 62.50 2012
74 Bangladesh 62.40 2014
75 Singapore 62.00 1997
76 Bahrain 61.80 1995
77 Cabo Verde 61.30 2005
78 Jordan 61.20 2012
79 Guatemala 60.60 2015
80 Bolivia 60.50 2008
81 Lesotho 60.20 2014
82 South Africa 59.90 2003
83 Moldova 59.50 2012
84 Barbados 59.20 2012
84 Malawi 59.20 2016
86 Egypt 58.50 2014
87 Serbia 58.40 2014
88 Kenya 58.00 2014
89 Algeria 57.10 2013
90 Cambodia 56.30 2014
91 Namibia 56.10 2013
92 St. Lucia 55.50 2012
93 Belize 55.20 2011
94 Philippines 55.10 2013
95 Armenia 54.90 2010
95 Azerbaijan 54.90 2011
97 India 54.80 2008
98 Mongolia 54.60 2014
99 Japan 54.30 2005
100 Grenada 54.00 2006
100 St. Kitts and Nevis 54.00 2008
102 Syrian Arab Republic 53.90 2009
103 Lebanon 53.70 2009
104 Georgia 53.40 2010
105 Rwanda 53.20 2015
106 Antigua and Barbuda 53.00 1998
107 Botswana 52.80 2008
108 Iraq 52.50 2011
109 Kuwait 52.00 1999
110 Kazakhstan 51.00 2011
111 Dominica 50.00 1998
112 Lao PDR 49.80 2012
113 Nepal 49.60 2014
114 Malaysia 49.00 2004
114 Zambia 49.00 2014
114 Vanuatu 49.00 2013
117 Turkmenistan 48.00 2006
117 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 48.00 2006
119 Suriname 47.60 2010
120 Myanmar 46.00 2010
121 Bosnia and Herzegovina 45.80 2012
122 Congo 44.70 2012
123 The Bahamas 44.60 2001
124 Fiji 44.30 2012
125 Trinidad and Tobago 42.50 2006
126 Kyrgyz Republic 42.00 2014
127 Libya 41.90 2007
128 São Tomé and Principe 40.60 2014
129 Macedonia 40.20 2011
130 Madagascar 39.80 2013
131 Tanzania 38.40 2016
132 Qatar 37.50 2012
133 Nauru 35.60 2007
134 Pakistan 35.40 2013
135 Solomon Islands 34.60 2007
136 Haiti 34.50 2012
137 Cameroon 34.40 2014
138 Ethiopia 34.20 2014
139 Tonga 34.10 2012
139 Guyana 34.10 2014
141 Yemen 33.50 2013
142 Papua New Guinea 32.40 2007
143 Gabon 31.10 2012
144 Tuvalu 30.50 2007
145 Oman 29.70 2014
146 Tajikistan 27.90 2012
147 United Arab Emirates 27.50 1995
148 Uganda 27.20 2014
149 Samoa 26.90 2014
150 Ghana 26.70 2014
151 Saudi Arabia 23.80 2007
152 Montenegro 23.30 2013
153 Afghanistan 22.50 2015
154 Timor-Leste 22.30 2010
154 Kiribati 22.30 2009
156 Palau 22.26 2010
157 Senegal 22.20 2014
158 Burundi 21.90 2010
159 Dem. Rep. Congo 20.40 2014
160 Liberia 20.20 2013
161 Togo 19.90 2014
162 Comoros 19.40 2012
163 Djibouti 19.00 2012
164 Côte d'Ivoire 18.20 2012
165 Benin 17.90 2014
166 Angola 17.70 2009
167 Burkina Faso 17.00 2014
168 Sierra Leone 16.60 2013
169 Guinea-Bissau 16.00 2014
170 Central African Republic 15.20 2011
171 Nigeria 15.10 2013
172 Somalia 14.60 2006
173 Niger 13.90 2012
174 Equatorial Guinea 12.60 2011
175 Sudan 12.20 2014
176 Mozambique 11.60 2011
177 Mauritania 11.40 2011
178 Mali 10.30 2013
179 The Gambia 9.00 2013
180 Eritrea 8.40 2010
181 Chad 5.70 2015
182 Guinea 5.60 2012

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Development Relevance: Reproductive health is a state of physical and mental well-being in relation to the reproductive system and its functions and processes. Means of achieving reproductive health include education and services during pregnancy and childbirth, safe and effective contraception, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Contraceptive prevalence reflects all methods - ineffective traditional methods as well as highly effective modern methods. Contraceptive prevalence rates are obtained mainly from household surveys, including Demographic and Health Surveys, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, and contraceptive prevalence surveys. Unmarried women are often excluded from such surveys, which may bias the estimates.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Contraceptive prevalence amongst women of reproductive age is an indicator of women's empowerment and is related to maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and gender equality.