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Table 1 Descriptive Profile of Women with at least one premarital birth in 25 sub-Saharan African Countries (Source: Demographic and Health Survey data sets)

From: How soon do single mothers have another child? A competing risk analysis of second premarital childbearing in sub-Saharan African countries

Country (Survey Year)Percentage Distributions (%)Total sample
Had first birth at 25+ yearsResiding in an urban place of residenceCan read all wordsAttained secondary or higher educationHas a second premarital birthMarried before a second premarital birth
Central Africa
 Angola 2015–166.2970.7543.4643.7440.2940.714734
 Chad 2014–153.4728.9421.7220.2829.7155.08625
East Africa
 Burundi 2016–1710.6819.8464.3627.2319.5649.331221
 Congo DRC 2013–146.7544.1461.5554.5127.7342.311822
 Ethiopia 201610.3920.1919.899.9527.5861.21624
 Kenya 20145.8440.3082.2241.1620.6958.906107
 Rwanda 2014–1511.7624.9269.5921.7023.5436.481454
 Tanzania 2015–165.7040.9775.5921.1024.0056.392188
 Uganda 20164.2830.4157.8337.3829.7753.453065
Southern Africa
 Lesotho 20148.3641.8389.0560.1825.2345.081068
 Malawi 2015–162.7522.7766.7131.5221.9861.363321
 Namibia 201311.2155.7789.6075.3951.8820.424532
 South Africa 201611.7965.7987.2088.9547.1124.054667
 Zambia 2013–143.4947.4267.2854.0922.9853.493444
 Zimbabwe 20156.5935.6985.4969.7726.8357.011497
West Africa
 Ghana 20149.3855.5541.4765.9228.2945.131342
 Guinea 20189.4744.6817.0123.5930.2445.811047
 Liberia 20133.8164.0247.8145.7535.0138.142464
 Sierra Leone 20136.7250.5743.7942.9934.0333.192534
 Togo 2013–1410.8750.4941.2835.6618.4260.271025
 Benin 2017–189.7646.9826.4524.3030.3954.941962
 The Gambia 20134.4071.0351.6649.9125.0849.84693
 Mali 20186.3339.8127.9232.3724.5660.321125
 Nigeria 201812.6652.2033.7557.5032.9751.143560
 Senegal 201712.9961.6045.9633.7322.3250.681098