FIELD LISTING :: CONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE RATE
This field gives the percent of women of reproductive age (15-49) who are married or in union and are using, or whose sexual partner is using, a method of contraception according to the date of the most recent available data. The contraceptive prevalence rate is an indicator of health services, development, and women’s empowerment. It is also useful in understanding, past, present, and future fertility trends, especially in developing countries.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryCONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE RATE(%)
Afghanistan 21.2% (2010/11)
Albania 69.3% (2008/09)
Algeria 61.4% (2006)
Angola 17.7% (2008/09)
Anguilla 43%
note: percent of women aged 15-45 (2003)
Argentina 78.9% (2004/05)
Armenia 54.9% (2010)
Australia 72.3%
note: percent of women aged 18-44 (2005)
Austria 69.6%
note: percent of women aged 18-46 (2008/09)
Azerbaijan 51.1% (2006)
Bangladesh 61.2% (2011)
Belarus 63.1% (2012)
Belgium 70.4%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2008/10)
Belize 55.2% (2011)
Benin 12.9% (2011/12)
Bhutan 65.6% (2010)
Bolivia 60.5% (2008)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 45.8% (2011/12)
Botswana 52.8%
note: percent of women aged 12-49 (2007/08)
Brazil 80.3% (2006)
Bulgaria 69.2%
note: percent of women age 20-49 (2007)
Burkina Faso 16.2% (2010/11)
Burma 46% (2009/10)
Burundi 21.9% (2010/11)
Cabo Verde 61.3% (2005)
Cambodia 50.5% (2010/11)
Cameroon 23.4% (2011)
Central African Republic 15.2% (2010/11)
Chad 4.8% (2010)
Chile 64.2%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2006)
China 84.6% (2006)
Colombia 79.1% (2009/10)
Comoros 19.4% (2012)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 17.7% (2010)
Congo, Republic of the 44.7% (2011/12)
Costa Rica 76.2% (2011)
Cote d'Ivoire 18.2% (2011/12)
Cuba 74.3% (2010/11)
Czechia 86.3%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2008)
Djibouti 19% (2012)
Dominican Republic 73% (2009/10)
Egypt 60.3% (2008)
El Salvador 72.3%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2008)
Equatorial Guinea 12.6% (2011)
Estonia 63.4%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2004/05)
Ethiopia 28.6% (2010/11)
France 76.4%
note: percent of women aged 20-49 (2008)
Gabon 31.1% (2012)
Gambia, The 9% (2013)
Gaza Strip 52.5% (includes Gaza Strip and West Bank) (2010)
Georgia 53.4%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2010)
Germany 66.2%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2005)
Ghana 19.5% (2013)
Guinea-Bissau 14.2% (2010)
Guinea 5.6% (2012)
Guyana 42.5% (2009)
Haiti 34.5% (2012)
Honduras 73.2% (2011/12)
Hong Kong 79.5% (2007)
India 54.8% (2007/08)
Indonesia 61.9% (2012)
Iran 77.4% (2010/11)
Iraq 52.5% (2011)
Ireland 64.8%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2004/05)
Jamaica 72.5% (2008/09)
Japan 54.3%
note: percent of women aged 20-49 (2005)
Jordan 61.2% (2012)
Kazakhstan 51% (2010/11)
Kenya 45.5% (2008/09)
Kiribati 22.3% (2009)
Korea, North 70.6%
note: percent of women aged 20-49 (2010)
Korea, South 80%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2009)
Kyrgyzstan 36.3% (2012)
Laos 49.8% (2011/12)
Lesotho 47% (2009/10)
Liberia 20.2% (2013)
Libya 41.9% (2007)
Lithuania 62.9%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2006)
Macedonia 40.2% (2011)
Madagascar 39.9% (2008/09)
Malawi 46.1% (2010)
Maldives 34.7% (2009)
Mali 10.3% (2012/13)
Marshall Islands 44.6% (2007)
Mauritania 9.3% (2007)
Mexico 72.5% (2009)
Moldova 67.8% (2005)
Mongolia 54.9% (2010)
Montenegro 39.4% (2005/06)
Morocco 67.4% (2010/11)
Mozambique 11.6% (2011)
Namibia 55.1% (2006/07)
Nauru 35.6% (2007)
Nepal 49.7% (2011)
Netherlands 69%
note: percent of women aged 18-45 (2008)
Nicaragua 80.4% (2011/12)
Nigeria 15.1% (2013)
Niger 13.9% (2012)
Norway 88.4%
note: percent of women aged 20-44 (2005)
Oman 24.4% (2007/08)
Pakistan 35.4% (2012/13)
Panama 52.2% (2009)
Papua New Guinea 32.4% (2006/07)
Paraguay 79.4%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2008)
Peru 75.5% (2012)
Philippines 48.9% (2011)
Portugal 86.8% (2005/06)
Qatar 38% (2012)
Romania 69.8%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2005)
Russia 68%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2011)
Rwanda 51.6% (2010/11)
Samoa 28.7% (2009)
Sao Tome and Principe 38.4% (2008/09)
Saudi Arabia 23.8% (2007)
Senegal 17.8% (2012/13)
Serbia 60.8% (2010)
Sierra Leone 16.6% (2013)
Solomon Islands 34.6% (2006/07)
Somalia 14.6% (2006)
South Sudan 4% (2010)
Spain 65.7% (2006)
Sri Lanka 68.4% (2006/07)
Sudan 9% (2010)
Suriname 47.6% (2010)
Swaziland 65.2% (2010)
Syria 53.9% (2009/10)
Tajikistan 27.9% (2012)
Tanzania 34.4% (2009/10)
Thailand 79.3% (2012)
Timor-Leste 22.3% (2009/10)
Togo 15.2% (2010)
Trinidad and Tobago 42.5% (2006)
Tunisia 62.5% (2011/12)
Turkey 73% (2008)
Turkmenistan 48% (2006)
Tuvalu 30.5% (2007)
Uganda 30% (2011)
Ukraine 65.4% (2012)
United Kingdom 84%
note: percent of women aged 16-49 (2008/09)
United States 76.4%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2006/10)
Uzbekistan 64.9% (2006)
Vanuatu 38.4% (2007)
Vietnam 78.1% (2011)
West Bank 52.5% (includes Gaza Strip and West Bank) (2010)
Yemen 27.7% (2006)
Zambia 40.8% (2007)
Zimbabwe 58.5% (2010/11)