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Table 1 Trends in adolescent (15-19 years) fertility rate per 1000 by different inequality dimensions, 1993–2014

From: Socio-economic and geographical inequalities in adolescent fertility rate in Ghana, 1993–2014

   1993 (118.73)   1998 (90.29)   2003 (73.83)   2008 (69.69)   2014 (73.28)
Dimension Sample Rate (95% CI) Sample Rate (95% CI) Sample % Sample Rate (95% CI) Sample Rate (95% CI)
Economic status           
Quintile 1 (poorest) 553 153.57
[112.60, 205.99]
839 128.18
[98.36, 165.39]
758 132.37 [100.37, 172.62] 662 122.59 [87.18, 169.71] 1352 95.65
[68.66, 131.75]
Quintile 2 775 145.63 [112.84, 185.97] 671 118.45 [88.38, 156.99] 827 106.35 [76.44, 146.12] 876 96.97 [73.78, 126.45] 1438 111.63
[85.75, 144.09]
Quintile 3 823 142.13 [108.24, 184.45] 882 113.69 [86.34, 148.30] 1028 103.46 [77.80, 136.35] 1047 82.26 [60.17, 111.50] 1726 87.10
[65.55, 114.86]
Quintile 4 1095 115.04 [88.24, 148.66] 1001 90.13 [68.85, 117.16] 1294 59.14 [44.26, 78.59] 1146 60.74 [43.07, 85.02] 1758 52.89
[35.34, 78.45]
Quintile 5 (richest) 997 63.18 [46.69, 84.97] 1129 27.28 [18.35, 40.39] 1554 20.57 [13.74, 30.70] 1092 13.10 [6.82, 25.03] 1556 26.09
[13.32, 50.49]
Education           
No education 972 178.92 [140.84, 224.61] 909 137.42 [104.43, 178.74] 898 115.53 [86.14, 153.28] 525 148.21 [106.03, 203.36] 626 162.71
[97.45, 259.13]
Primary school 2745 115.08 [99.46, 132.80] 784 112.16 [87.15, 143.21] 1127 114.55 [89.42, 145.60] 915 131.03 [100.58, 168.97] 1257 133.61
[106.92, 165.72]
Secondary/higher 526 26.58 [15.10, 46.39] 2830 69.09 [57.84, 82.34] 3437 49.57 [41.27, 59.43] 3384 40.93 [32.86, 50.88] 5949 51.11
[40.27, 64.67]
Place of residence           
Rural 2459 144.74 [130.18, 160.63] 2827 109.81 [97.57, 123.38] 2488 111.79 [98.92, 126.10] 2368 92.42 [78.71, 108.24] 3819 98.55
[88.08, 110.10]
Urban 1785 82.89 [70.98, 96.60] 1697 57.78 [45.41, 73.25] 2975 42.08 [34.27, 51.57] 2456 47.78 [38.34, 59.39] 4013 49.23
[40.05, 60.38]
Region           
Western 430 151.10 [117.51, 192.20] 580 104.37 [76.70, 140.49] 529 86.43 [63.79, 116.11] 393 69.46 [46.93, 101.65] 929 72.58
[54.58, 95.91]
Central 438 127.73 [103.77, 156.26] 519 90.35 [69.34, 116.93] 431 116.01 [84.11, 157.91] 430 110.16 [72.75, 163.43] 733 92.56
[62.71, 134.58]
Greater accra 634 72.56 [52.42, 99.61] 754 44.87 [27.42, 72.61] 1017 35.57 [24.01, 52.40] 898 34.76 [21.68, 55.29] 1418 45.06
[32.30, 62.54]
Volta 385 80.47 [61.73, 104.26] 479 85.13 [61.03, 117.56] 431 92.61 [62.93, 134.28] 418 74.93 [49.54, 111.81] 604 82.37
[62.94, 107.12]
Eastern 488 120.88 [94.04, 154.09] 538 102.37 [78.26, 132.84] 565 75.06 [51.58, 108.00] 458 87.38
[60.84, 123.98]
769 88.44
[63.25, 122.36]
Ashanti 696 146.45
[122.36, 174.33]
740 106.26
[83.60, 134.17]
1164 65.85
[50.23, 85.89]
1005 52.82
[37.06, 74.77]
1424 57.24
[41.02, 79.34]
Brong-Ahafo 526 121.54
[88.96, 163.89]
351 115.12 [80.68, 161.69] 522 95.81 [69.58, 130.55] 417 80.07 [59.24, 107.40] 720 103.52
[77.02, 137.76]
Northern 337 115.67
[84.30, 156.72]
212 140.96
[91.82, 210.33]
378 84.82
[56.10, 126.27]
443 107.14 [77.52, 146.28] 667 96.42
[77.82, 118.90]
Upper west 89 NA 99 NA 134 78.69
[52.02, 117.35]
225 65.48
[41.88, 100.97]
356 66.37
[44.52, 97.85]
Upper east 219 159.21
[101.21, 241.52]
248 54.64
[33.96, 86.78]
288 67.76
[44.98, 100.87]
133 74.99
[48.62, 113.95]
207 60.85 [41.03, 89.36]