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Table 2 Trends in the cumulative probability (%) of early childbearing by cohort and region in Ethiopia

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

Cohort: Year women entered into puberty (age 10 years) Relative Change (%)a P-value (log-rank test)
1971–1981 1982–1987 1988–1993 1994–1999 2000–2005
Ethiopia 57.6 49.6 49.3 44.7 35.3 −38.8 0.000
Region
 Dire Dawa 46.3 31.8 32.1 36.7 26.6 −42.5 0.050
 SNNP 53.7 48.1 48.6 42.2 31.9 −40.6 0.000
 Amhara 67.6 65.2 64.7 55.3 35.9 −47.0 0.000
 Tigray 61.9 59.1 58.3 46.6 35.9 −42.0 0.000
 Harari 56.8 41.8 36.8 42.5 40.4 −29.0 0.131
 Oromia 62.2 52.9 54.3 50.8 40.4 −35.1 0.000
 Ethiopia-Somali 46.3 46.3 47.6 51.3 49.0 + 5.7 0.266
 Afar 52.5 51.5 53.5 50.0 54.5 + 3.8 0.000
 Gambela 58.9 56.0 61.5 58.8 57.1 −3.2 0.067
 Benishangul Gumuz 65.1 62.2 63.1 61.7 58.9 −9.5 0.025
 Addis Ababab      9.6   
  1. aRelative change = [(cumulative probability: 2000–2005 – cumulative probability: 1971–1981) / cumulative probability: 1971–1981];
  2. bPast trends cannot be examined in Addis Ababa as described in the Methods section