Human Development Data for the Arab States

Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19.

Source: United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects.


Country/Region 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 9.8 7.8 7.6 7.3 7.1 6.8
Bahrain 16.5 15.2 15.1 14.9 14.9 14.9
Comoros 64.7 60.2 59.1 58 56.6 55.3
Djibouti 29.7 25.3 24.1 22.9 22.2 21.6
Egypt 55 48.9 47.8 46.6 45.4 44.2
Iraq 65.6 87.3 92.6 98 95.6 93.1
Jordan 34.8 28.3 27.4 26.5 25.9 25.4
Kuwait 20.4 14.7 14.3 13.8 13.9 14
Lebanon 24.7 17.6 16.9 16.2 16 15.9
Libya 4.2 3.4 3.3 3.2 3 2.9
Mauritania 91.4 82.7 81 79.2 77.7 76.1
Morocco 22.5 16.9 16 15.1 14.3 13.4
Occupied Palestinian Territory 81.4 60.7 57.1 53.5 52.5 51.4
Oman 28.1 12.8 11 9.2 9.3 9.3
Qatar 20.8 17.1 16.6 16.2 16 15.9
Saudi Arabia 27.3 15.2 13.4 11.6 13.7 15.8
Somalia 72.2 70.8 70.5 70.1 69.7 69.3
Sudan 79 66.6 64.2 61.9 60.1 58.3
Syrian Arab Republic 48 43.9 43.3 42.8 41.5 40.3
Tunisia 7.3 6 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.2
United Arab Emirates 26 26 26.3 26.7 26 25.4
Yemen 98.4 83.8 81.3 78.8 76.3 73.7
Arab States 47.6 44 43.6 43.3 42.5 41.9
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 19.5 18.6 18.6 18.7 18.7 18.8
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 34.7 30.2 30.2 30.1 29 28
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 83.3 76.8 75.2 73.7 73.1 72.5
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 125 111 108 104 102 99.2
OECD Members 31.8 30.1 30 29.8 28.9 27.9
South Asia 101 84.8 82 79.2 77 74.9
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 130 120 118 115 113 110
World 63 56.6 55.7 55 54.4 53.9


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