This is an indicator of the burden of fertility on young women. Since it is an annual level summed over all women in the age cohort, it does not reflect fully the level of fertility for women during their youth. Since it indicates the annual average number of births per woman per year, one could multiply it by five to approximate the number of births to 1,000 young women during their late teen years. The measure does not indicate the full dimensions of teen pregnancy
as only live births are included in the numerator. Stillbirths and spontaneous or induced abortions
are not reflected.
Adolescent fertility rate data
World Bank Dataset: Adolescent Fertility Rate
Population Reference Bureau: Women Ages 20-24 Giving Birth by Age 18 (%)
- ↑ UNFPA. (2010). UN Population Fund. Retrieved October 28, 2010, from UN Population Fund: http://www.unfpa.org/pds/index.html