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Table 1.

Early pregnancy and motherhood


Percentage of women age 15-24 who have had a live birth or who are pregnant
with their first child, and percentage who have begun childbearing, by background
characteristics, Philippines 2013
Background
characteristic

Percentage who:
Have had a live Are pregnant
birth
with first child

Percentage who
have begun
childbearing

Age
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
15-19
20-24

1.0
2.6
6.7
13.1
18.3
27.7
36.2
45.9
49.3
56.9
7.7
42.6

0.6
2.4
2.3
3.9
3.8
5.1
2.8
2.9
4.5
2.2
2.5
3.6

1.6
5.0
9.0
17.0
22.1
32.8
39.0
48.8
53.8
59.1
10.1
46.2

Residence
Urban
Rural

22.2
25.8

2.6
3.4

24.9
29.2

21.9
24.6
27.7
30.6
22.3
22.7
24.2
23.5
24.3
22.9
20.9

2.4
3.9
2.4
5.9
3.6
1.5
3.9
3.1
2.3
1.8
3.9

24.3
28.5
30.1
36.5
25.9
24.2
28.1
26.6
26.6
24.6
24.8

21.6
26.3
26.2
25.6
32.8
22.3

4.9
2.6
4.0
3.9
4.8
2.1

26.4
28.9
30.2
29.5
37.6
24.4

(43.5)
39.8
24.5
17.5

(0.0)
4.3
2.8
3.1

(43.5)
44.1
27.2
20.5

Wealth quintile
Lowest
Second
Middle
Fourth
Highest

34.0
29.6
27.8
21.7
11.4

3.3
4.4
3.2
2.7
1.8

37.3
34.0
30.9
24.4
13.2

Total

23.9

3.0

26.8

Region
National Capital Region
Cordillera Admin Region
I - Ilocos Region
II - Cagayan Valley
III - Central Luzon
IVA - CALABARZON
IVB - MIMAROPA
V - Bicol
VI - Western Visayas
VII - Central Visayas
VIII - Eastern Visayas
IX - Zamboanga
Peninsula
X - Northern Mindanao
XI - Davao
XII - SOCCSKSARGEN
XIII - Caraga
ARMM
Education
No education
Elementary
High school
College

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