Madagascar Mother's mean age at first birth

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Mother's mean age at first birth:

19.5 years (2008/09 est.)

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Definition: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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