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Table 1 Summary of household surveys by MDG region, with average birth risk distribution as a percent of births in the three most recent years of birth history, TFR in the three prior years and cross-sectional mCPR for 207 surveys conducted since 1990

From: Predicting high risk births with contraceptive prevalence and contraceptive method-mix in an ecologic analysis

       Mother’s Age (%) Birth Spacing (%) Birth Order (%)
  N Surveys Year (Average) Births (thousands) TFR Mean (range) mCPR (%) < 18 years 18–34 years ≥ 35 years < 18 mo. 18–23 mo. 24–35 mo. ≥ 36 mo. First 2nd to 4th 5th or later
Caucasus and Central Asia 10 2003 14 2.6 (1.7–3.8) 34.2 1.7 91.0 7.3 8.2 10.5 15.1 66.1 38.1 47.2 14.7
Developed* 3 2007 3 1.5 (1.2–1.7) 34.0 2.7 91.0 6.3 3.8 4.2 8.1 83.9 46.5 46.6 6.9
Latin America and the Caribbean 37 2001 179 3.3 (2.1–5.1) 48.1 8.2 78.9 12.9 6.9 9.6 18.8 64.7 31.1 40.1 28.8
Northern Africa 10 1999 48 3.1 (2.2–4.0) 46.3 3.2 85.1 11.7 7.4 8.8 20.0 63.9 28.7 40.7 30.5
South-eastern Asia 17 2002 110 3.2 (1.9–5.7) 41.1 2.9 81.8 15.2 6.0 8.5 17.7 67.8 30.2 41.0 28.8
Southern Asia 16 2002 156 3.4 (2.3–4.9) 37.6 10.3 82.7 7.1 6.4 9.1 21.9 62.6 28.3 40.6 31.1
Sub-Saharan Africa 107 2003 503 5.4 (2.5–7.6) 17.0 7.0 78.4 14.6 4.8 8.7 28.2 58.3 21.9 33.8 44.3
Western Asia 7 2001 36 4.6 (3.5–7.7) 34.0 2.1 81.1 16.8 15.0 14.7 22.3 48.0 19.5 34.6 45.9
Overall 207 2002 1049 4.4 (1.2–7.7) 29.2 6.5 80.3 13.2 6.0 9.1 23.6 61.3 26.1 37.2 36.6
  1. *Moldova 2005, Ukraine 2007, and Albania 2008