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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
Afghanistan 20.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Albania 23.4 (2010 est.)
Angola 18 (2008-09 est.)
Armenia 23.5 (2011 est.)
Australia 30.5 (2006 est.)
Austria 28.5 (2011 est.)
Azerbaijan 23.4 (2011 est.)
Bangladesh 18.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Belarus 25.1 (2011 est.)
Belgium 28 (2010 est.)
Benin 20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011-12 est.)
Bolivia 21.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.3 (2011 est.)
Botswana 19 (2007 est.)
Bulgaria 26.3 (2011 est.)
Burkina Faso 19.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Burma 22.8 (2007 est.)
Burundi 21.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Cabo Verde 19.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2005 est.)
Cambodia 22.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Cameroon 19.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Canada 28.1 (2011 est.)
Chad 18.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2004 est.)
Chile 23.7 (2004 est.)
Colombia 21.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Comoros 24.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 20.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 19.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011-12 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 19.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011-12 est.)
Croatia 27.9 (2011 est.)
Cyprus 28.5
note: data cover only government-controlled areas; data are based on events and not on fertility rates (2010 est.)
Czech Republic 27.8 (2011 est.)
Denmark 29.1 (2012 est.)
Dominican Republic 20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Ecuador 21.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2004 est.)
Egypt 22.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
El Salvador 20.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Eritrea 20.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2002 est.)
Estonia 26.4 (2011 est.)
Ethiopia 19.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Finland 28.4 (2011 est.)
France 28.1 (2010 est.)
Gabon 20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Gaza Strip 19
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2004 est.)
Georgia 24
note: data do not cover Abkhazia and South Ossetia (2011 est.)
Germany 29.2 (2012 est.)
Ghana 21.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Greece 31.2 (2010 est.)
Guatemala 20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008-09 est.)
Guinea 18.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Guyana 20.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Haiti 22.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012)
Honduras 20.4
note: median age a first birth among women 25-29 (2011-12 est.)
Hong Kong 29.8 (2008 est.)
Hungary 28.3 (2011 est.)
Iceland 27 (2011 est.)
India 19.9 (2005-06 est.)
Indonesia 22.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Ireland 29.8
note: data are based on events and not on fertility rates (2011 est.)
Israel 27.3 (2011 est.)
Italy 30.3 (2011 est.)
Jamaica 21.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Japan 30.3 (2012 est.)
Jordan 24.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Kazakhstan 25 (2011 est.)
Kenya 19.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008-09 est.)
Kiribati 23.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Korea, South 30.3 (2011 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 22.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Latvia 26.4 (2011 est.)
Lesotho 21.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Liberia 19
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Lithuania 26.7 (2011 est.)
Luxembourg 30.2
note: data are based on events and not on fertility rates (2012 est.)
Macedonia 26.2 (2011 est.)
Madagascar 19.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008-09 est.)
Malawi 18.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Maldives 23.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Mali 18.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006 est.)
Malta 26.9
note: data refer to the average of the different childbearing ages of first-order births (2010 est.)
Marshall Islands 20.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Mauritania 21.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2000-01 est.)
Mexico 21.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006 est.)
Moldova 23.7 (2011 est.)
Mongolia 21.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Montenegro 26.3 (2010 est.)
Morocco 25.4
note: median age at first birth among women 30-34 (2003-04 est.)
Mozambique 18.9
median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Namibia 21.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006-07 est.)
Nauru 22.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Nepal 20.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Netherlands 29.4 (2011 est.)
New Zealand 27.8
note: median age at first birth (2009 est.)
Nicaragua 19.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006-07 est.)
Niger 18.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Nigeria 20.3
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2013 est.)
Norway 28.5
note: data is calculated based on actual age at first births (2012 est.)
Pakistan 23.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012-13 est.)
Paraguay 22.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Peru 22.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2013 est.)
Philippines 23.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Poland 26.9 (2011 est.)
Portugal 29.2 (2011 est.)
Romania 26 (2011 est.)
Russia 24.6 (2009 est.)
Rwanda 22.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Samoa 23.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 19.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008-09 est.)
Senegal 21.4
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010-11 est.)
Serbia 27.5 (2011 est.)
Sierra Leone 19
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2008 est.)
Singapore 29.8 (2010 est.)
Slovakia 27.8 (2010 est.)
Slovenia 28.8 (2011 est.)
Solomon Islands 21.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006-07 est.)
South Africa 22.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2003-04 est.)
Spain 29.8 (2010 est.)
Sri Lanka 25.4
note: median age at first birth among women 30-34 (2006-07 est.)
Swaziland 19.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006-07 est.)
Sweden 28.9 (2010 est.)
Switzerland 30.2 (2010 est.)
Tajikistan 22.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Tanzania 19.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010 est.)
Thailand 23.3 (2009 est.)
Timor-Leste 22.1
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009-10 est.)
Tonga 24.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Turkey 22.3 (2010 est.)
Turkmenistan 24.6 (2006 est.)
Tuvalu 23.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Uganda 18.9
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011 est.)
Ukraine 25.8 (2010 est.)
United Kingdom 27.8
note: data refer to England and Wales (2010 est.)
United States 25.4 (2009 est.)
Uzbekistan 23.8 (2006 est.)
Vietnam 22.6
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2002 est.)
West Bank 20
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2004 est.)
Zambia 19.2
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Zimbabwe 20.5
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2010-11 est.)
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