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Table 1 Number and percent distribution of women who reached puberty (age 10 years) by cohort, according to the source of data (type of survey) and region in Ethiopia

From: Adolescent childbearing trends and sub-national variations in Ethiopia: a pooled analysis of data from six surveys

  Cohort: Year woman reached puberty
1971–1981 1982–1987 1988–1993 1994–1999 2000–2005
N % N % N % N % N %
Survey Year
 2000 DHS 4701 38.2 3598 33.9 1932 17.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
 2005 DHS 3589 29.2 2500 23.5 3116 28.0 1386 13.7 0 0.0
 2011 DHS 2524 20.5 2328 21.9 2989 26.9 3889 38.4 1454 21.9
 2014 PMA 485 3.9 726 6.8 931 8.4 1799 17.7 1341 20.2
 2015 PMA 523 4.2 773 7.3 1105 9.9 1575 15.5 2034 30.7
 2016 PMA 483 3.9 703 6.6 1057 9.5 1487 14.7 1803 27.2
 Total (% from total, N = 50,827) 12,304 (24.2)   10,628 (20.9)   11,128 (21.9)   10,135 (19.9)   6632 (13.1)  
Regiona
 Tigray 1253 6.9 1082 6.5 1091 6.1 1185 6.2 923 6.8
 Afar 785 1.3 522 1.0 557 1.0 548 1.1 303 1.1
 Amhara 1815 27.9 1450 25.3 1471 24.0 1356 22.7 982 22.0
 Oromia 1830 35.4 1591 35.5 1765 37.1 1681 39.0 1221 38.4
 Ethiopia-Somali 680 2.1 547 2.2 492 2.0 376 1.7 194 1.2
 Benishangul Gumuz 770 1.1 564 1.0 604 1.1 512 1.4 260 1.5
 SNNP 1585 20.3 1588 22.7 1699 21.9 1684 20.7 1354 21.9
 Gambela 640 0.3 514 0.3 532 0.4 379 0.5 149 0.6
 Harari 586 0.3 534 0.3 522 0.3 358 0.3 171 0.4
 Addis Ababa 1197 4.0 1179 4.6 1425 5.7 1300 6.0 804 6.0
 Dire Dawa 633 0.4 619 0.5 532 0.5 376 0.4 109 0.3
  1. aregions’ samples do not add up to the total; those women who did not spend their adolescent period in the current region were excluded