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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.
Country
Mother's mean age at first birth
Afghanistan 20.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Albania 23.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Armenia 24.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Australia 30.5 (2006 est.)
Austria 28.5 (2011 est.)
Azerbaijan 24.4 (2010 est.)
Bangladesh 18.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Belarus 24.9 (2010 est.)
Belgium 28
note: data refer to first birth within current marriage (2008 est.)
Benin 20 (2006 est.)
Bolivia 21.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 25.9 (2010 est.)
Bulgaria 26.2 (2010 est.)
Burkina Faso 19.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Burundi 21.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Cabo Verde 19.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2005 est.)
Cambodia 22.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Cameroon 19.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Canada 27.6 (2007 est.)
Chad 18.2 (2004 est.)
Chile 23.7 (2004 est.)
Colombia 21.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 20.2 (2007 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 19.8 (2011-12 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 19.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011-12 est.)
Croatia 27.7 (2010 est.)
Cyprus 27.5 (2005 est.)
Czech Republic 27.6 (2010 est.)
Denmark 29.1 (2010 est.)
Dominican Republic 20.3 (2007 est.)
Ecuador 21.8 (2004 est.)
Egypt 22.9 (2008 est.)
El Salvador 20.8 (2008 est.)
Eritrea 20.6 (2002 est.)
Estonia 26.3 (2010 est.)
Ethiopia 19.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Finland 27.9 (2005 est.)
France 28.6 (2006 est.)
Gabon 20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Georgia 23.9 (2010 est.)
Germany 28.9
note: data are based on events and not on fertility rates; data refer to first birth within current marriage (2010 est.)
Ghana 21.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Greece 29.2 (2007 est.)
Guatemala 20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Guinea 18.8 (2005 est.)
Guyana 20.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Haiti 22.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012)
Honduras 21.1
note: median age a first birth among women 25-29 (2011-12)
Hong Kong 29.8 (2008 est.)
Hungary 28.2 (2010 est.)
Iceland 27 (2011 est.)
India 19.9 (2006 est.)
Indonesia 22.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Ireland 29.8 (2011 est.)
Israel 27.3 (2011 est.)
Italy 27.7 (2010 est.)
Jamaica 21.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Japan 29.4 (2007 est.)
Jordan 24.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Kazakhstan 27.6 (2010 est.)
Kenya 19.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Korea, South 29.6 (2008 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 23.6 (2010 est.)
Latvia 26.4 (2010 est.)
Lesotho 21.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Liberia 19.1 (2007 est.)
Lithuania 26.6 (2010 est.)
Luxembourg 29.3 (2008 est.)
Macedonia 26 (2010 est.)
Madagascar 19.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Malawi 18.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Maldives 23.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Mali 18.6 (2006 est.)
Malta 26.5 (2008 est.)
Mauritania 21.9 (2001 est.)
Mexico 21.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006 est.)
Moldova 23.5 (2010 est.)
Montenegro 26.3 (2009 est.)
Morocco 25.4 (2004 est.)
Mozambique 18.8 (2003 est.)
Namibia 21.4 (2007 est.)
Nepal 20.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Netherlands 28.9 (2005 est.)
New Zealand 27.7 (2008 est.)
Nicaragua 19.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Niger 18 (2006 est.)
Nigeria 20.9 (2008 est.)
Norway 28.4 (2011 est.)
Pakistan 22.7 (2007 est.)
Panama 21.1 (1976 est.)
Paraguay 22.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Peru 22.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Philippines 23.1 (2008 est.)
Poland 26.6 (2010 est.)
Portugal 27.4 (2005 est.)
Romania 26 (2010 est.)
Rwanda 22.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Samoa 23.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 19.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Senegal 21.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Serbia 27.2 (2010 est.)
Sierra Leone 19 (2008 est.)
Singapore 29.4 (2008 est.)
Slovakia 27.3 (2010 est.)
Slovenia 28.7 (2010 est.)
South Africa 22.5 (2003 est.)
Spain 29.3 (2006 est.)
Sri Lanka 22.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2000 est.)
Swaziland 19.5 (2007 est.)
Sweden 28.6 (2005 est.)
Switzerland 30.2 (2010 est.)
Tajikistan 22.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Tanzania 19.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Thailand 23
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (1987 est.)
Timor-Leste 22.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Togo 20 (1998 est.)
Turkey 22.9 (2003 est.)
Turkmenistan 24.6 (2006 est.)
Uganda 18.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Ukraine 23.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
United Kingdom 30 (2006 est.)
United States 25 (2006 est.)
Uzbekistan 23.8 (2006 est.)
Vietnam 22.6 (2002 est.)
Yemen 19.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (1997 est.)
Zambia 19.2 (2007 est.)
Zimbabwe 20.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
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