Contraceptive prevalence

Contraceptive Prevalence
Last update: Dec 2007
Country or area
Year
Contraceptive Prevalence
Afghanistan 2003
10
9
Albania 2002
75
8
Algeria 2002
57
52
Angola 2001
6
5
Armenia 2005
53
20
Austria 1996 d
51
47
Azerbaijan 2001
55
12
Bahrain 1995 s
62
31
Bangladesh 2004
58
47
Belarus 1995
50
42
Belgium 1992 p,q
78
74
Belize 1999
56
53
Benin 2001
19
7
Bhutan 2000
31
31
Bolivia 2004 m
58
35
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000
48
16
Botswana 2000
40
39
Brazil 1996
77
70
Bulgaria 1997
42
26
Burkina Faso 2003
14
9
Burundi 2000
16
10
Cambodia 2000
24
19
Cameroon 2004
26
13
Canada 1995
75
73
Cape Verde 1998
53
46
Central African Republic 2000
28
7
Chad 2004
3
2
China 2004
90
90
Colombia 2005 n
78
68
Comoros 2000
26
19
Congo 2005
44
13
Congo Dem. Rep. 2001
31
4
Cook Islands 1996
63
60
Costa Rica 1999
80
71
Cuba 2000
73
72
Czech Republic 1997
72
63
Côte d’Ivoire 1999 g
15
7
Djibouti 2002
9
6
Dominican Republic 2002
70
66
Ecuador 2004
73
58
Egypt 2005
59
57
El Salvador 2003 k
67
61
Eritrea 2002
8
5
Estonia 1994
70
56
Ethiopia 2005
15
14
France 1994
75
69
Gabon 2000
33
12
Gambia, The 2000
10
9
Georgia 2005
47
27
Germany 1992
75
72
Ghana 2003
25
19
Grenada 1990
54
0
Guatemala 2002
43
34
Guinea 2005
9
6
Guinea-Bissau 2000
8
4
Guyana 2005
35
34
Haiti 2000
28
22
Honduras 2001
62
51
Hong Kong SAR 1992
86
80
Hungary 1993 a
77
68
India 2006 o
56
49
Indonesia 2003 l
60
57
Iran 1997
73
56
Italy 1996 d
60
39
Jamaica 1997
66
63
Japan 2000
56
51
Jordan 2002
56
41
Kazakhstan 1999
66
53
Kenya 2003
39
32
Korea DPR 2002
69
58
Korea Rep 1997
81
67
Kuwait 1996 s
50
41
Kyrgyzstan 1997
60
49
Lao PDR 2000
32
29
Latvia 1995
48
39
Lebanon 2004
58
34
Lesotho 2004
37
35
Libya 1995
45
26
Lithuania 1995 c
47
31
Madagascar 2004 m
27
18
Malawi 2004
33
28
Malaysia 1994 t
55
30
Maldives 2004
39
34
Mali 2001
8
6
Mauritania 2001 i
8
5
Mauritius 2002
79
42
Mexico 1997
68
60
Mongolia 2000
67
54
Morocco 2004 m
63
55
Mozambique 2004 m
17
12
Myanmar 2001
37
33
Namibia 2000
44
43
Nepal 2004 m
38
38
Netherlands 1993
79
76
New Zealand 1995
75
72
Nicaragua 2001
69
66
Niger 2000
14
4
Nigeria 2003
13
8
Oman 1995 s
24
18
Pakistan 2001 i
28
20
Palestinian Territory, Occupied 2004
51
37
Papua New Guinea 1996
26
20
Paraguay 2004
73
61
Peru 2004 m
71
47
Philippines 2003
49
33
Poland 1991
49
19
Puerto Rico 1996 d
78
68
Qatar 1998 s
43
32
Republic of Moldova 2005
68
44
Reunion 1990
67
62
Romania 1999
64
30
Russian Federation 1996
65
47
Rwanda 2005
17
10
Sao Tome and Principe 2000
29
27
Saudi Arabia 1996 s
32
29
Senegal 2005
12
10
Serbia and Montenegro 2000 u
58
33
Sierra Leone 2000
4
4
Singapore 1997
62
53
Slovakia 1991
74
41
Slovenia 1994
74
59
South Africa 1998
56
55
Spain 1995
81
67
Sri Lanka 2000
70
50
Sudan 1993 a,v
10
7
Suriname 2000
42
41
Swaziland 2002
0
46
Switzerland 1995 c
82
78
Syria 2001
47
35
Tajikistan 2000
34
27
Tanzania 2005 n
26
20
Thailand 1997 e
72
70
Timor Leste 2003
10
9
Togo 2000
26
9
Trinidad and Tobago 2000
38
33
Tunisia 2001
63
53
Turkey 2003
71
43
Turkmenistan 2000
62
53
Uganda 2005 n
20
19
Ukraine 1999
68
38
United Arab Emirates 1995 s
28
24
United Kingdom 2002 r
84
81
United States of America 2002
73
68
Uzbekistan 2002
68
63
Venezuela 1998
70
62
Vietnam 2002
79
57
Yemen 2003
23
13
Zambia 2002 j
34
23
Zimbabwe 1999
54
50

Sources:

United Nations, Millennium Development Goals. MDG Info 2007, CD-ROM v5.0.1.1 r1. Data also accessible at: http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Default.aspx (accessed October 2007).

Footnotes:

a
Years of survey: 1992-1993.
b
Years of survey: 1993-1994.
c
Years of survey: 1994-1995.
d
Years of survey: 1995-1996.
e
Years of survey: 1996-1997.
f
Years of survey: 1997-1998.
g
Years of survey: 1998-1999.
h
Years of survey: 1999-2000.
i
Years of survey: 2000-2001.
j
Years of survey: 2001-2002.
k
Years of survey: 2002-2003.
l
Years of survey: 2002-2004.
m
Years of survey: 2003-2004.
n
Years of survey: 2004-2005.
o
Years of survey: 2005-2006.
p
Years of survey: 1991-1992.
q
Flemish population.
r
Excluding Northern Ireland.
s
Households of the nationals of the country only.
t
Peninsular Malaysia.
u
Former Yugoslavia, excluding the province of Kosovo and Metohija.
v
Northern Sudan.

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Technical notes:

Contraceptive prevalence refers to the percentage of women of reproductive age, married or in union, currently using contraception, unless otherwise specified. The data on contraceptive use has been compiled by the United Nations Population Division and the United Nations Statistics Division from the results of a variety of surveys based on nationally representative samples of women of reproductive age as indicated in the far-right column of the table. Only the most recent statistics from surveys dated 1985 and later are presented here.

The contraceptive prevalence for any method, refers to the use of contraception regardless of method. The contraceptive prevalence for modern methods refers to the use of the following methods: female and male sterilization, the contraceptive pill, the intrauterine device (IUD), injectables, implants, female and male condom, cervical cap, diaphragm, spermicidal foams, jelly, cream, sponges and emergency contraception; and excludes the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM), abortions, periodic abstinence and withdrawal. The figures derived from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) may differ from those published by ORC Macro due to the exclusion of the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) from the calculation of contraceptive prevalence of modern methods.

(Source: United Nations Statistics Division)