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|
note: data represents only government-controlled areas (2010 est.)
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2014 est.)