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Table 2.

Age at first sexual intercourse among young women


Percentage of young women age 15-24 who had sexual intercourse before age 15
and percentage of young women age 18-24 who had sexual intercourse before age
18, by background characteristics, Philippines 2013

Background
characteristic

Percentage of women Percentage of women


age 15-24 who had
age 18-24 who had
sexual intercourse sexual intercourse before
before age 15
age 18

Age
15-19
15-17
18-19
20-24
20-22
23-24

2.2
2.5
1.8
2.2
2.4
1.8

na
na
18.3
19.3
19.9
18.3

Marital status
Never married
Ever married

0.5
6.7

4.3
42.5

Residence
Urban
Rural

2.0
2.5

16.5
22.1

Region
National Capital
Cordillera
Admin
I -Region
Ilocos Region
II Region
- Cagayan Valley
III - Central Luzon
IVA - CALABARZON
IVB - MIMAROPA
V - Bicol
VI - Western Visayas
VII - Central Visayas
VIII - Eastern Visayas
IX - Zamboanga
XPeninsula
- Northern Mindanao
XI - Davao
XII XIII
- Caraga
SOCCSKSARGEN
ARMM

1.7
1.6
0.4
2.9
2.4
1.7
1.9
1.0
2.0
2.9
4.0
1.3
1.5
5.2
2.3
3.5
3.1

14.4
10.8
16.4
25.3
18.5
17.2
17.7
16.6
21.3
22.2
21.0
20.0
18.1
27.1
22.9
24.3
23.5

(11.7)
9.5
1.9
0.4

(47.4)
42.5
25.1
7.1

Wealth quintile
Lowest
Second
Middle
Fourth
Highest

4.5
2.6
1.7
2.3
0.7

36.1
25.1
19.2
13.9
9.5

Total

2.2

19.0

Education
No education
Elementary
High school
College

Note: Numbers in parentheses are based on 25-49 unweighted cases.


na = Not available