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Table 3 Percent of women aged 40–49 years from specified sub-Saharan African countries not using contraception with their fertility rates and estimated maternal mortality, the Demographic and Health Surveys (Source: http://dhsprogram.com/)

From: Contraceptive preferences and unmet need for contraception in midlife women: where are the data?

  Estimated maternal
  Not using contraception Fertility rates Mortality per 1000 women
Country All ages 40–44 45–49 40–44 45–49 40–44 45–49
Sub-Saharan Africa
Benin 2011–2012
 All 86.0 84.9 88.7 63 17   
 Married 87.1 84.0 87.7     
Burkina Faso 2010  
 All 84.7 82.6 90.1 87 23 0.7 0.7
 Married 83.8 82.0 89.8     
 Not married/Active 40.0 0.0 15.9     
Burundi 2010  
 All 86.6 84.3 90.2 104 31 0.9 1.4
 Married 78.1 80.5 86.7     
Cameroon 2011  
 All 76.3 76.3 84.7 57 16 1.08 1.17
 Married 76.6 74.8 82.1     
 Not married/Active 41.6 75.0 73.5*     
Chad 2014–2015  
 All 94.6 93.9 97.4 76 25 2.17 0.80
 Married 94.3 94.0 96.9     
Comoros 2012  
 All 86.3 82.1 91.4 63 28 0.04 0.00
 Married 80.6 79.9 91.6     
Congo Republic 2011–2012
 All 55.7 60.8 81.6 61 9 0.3 0.8
 Married 55.3 58.7 76.8     
 Not married/Active 29.6 56.6 83.8     
Congo Democratic Republic 2013–2014
 All 80.7 79.6 88.5 97 20 2.55 0.82
 Married 79.6 77.6 76.8     
 Not married/Active 57.9 65.5 92.6*     
Cote d’Ivoire 2011–2012
 All 80.3 80.7 90.6 77 24 1.19 1.36
 Married 81.8 80.1 89.3     
Equatorial Guinea 2011
 All 86.4 87.8 89.3 67 10 0.62 0.97
 Married 87.4 87.9 91.0     
 Not married/Active 80.7 85.2* 82.5*     
Ethiopia 2011
 All 80.4 79.7 89.1 68 28 1.43 0.70
 Married 71.4 76.1 86.9     
Gabon 2012
 All 66.4 70.5 81.0 56 8 0.36 0.16
 Married 68.9 74.0 79.6     
 Not married/Active 43.8 33.5 87.6*     
Gambia 2013
 All 92.9 89.2 93.0 99 24 0.29 1.33
 Married 91.0 88.9 92.3     
Ghana 2014
 All 77.2 76.6 85.1 52 17   
 Married 73.3 74.8 81.7     
Guinea 2012
 All 91.5 94.7 97.2 73 32 0.82 0.69
 Married 94.4 94.7 97.1     
Kenya 2014
 All 57.4 51.6 62.7 38 9 0.50 0.22
 Married 42.0 42.3 54.8     
 Not married/Active 34.6 61.0* 35.4*     
Lesotho 2014
 All 51.1 45.8 64.8 49 4 0.15 1.31
 Married 39.8 40.5 60.1     
 Not married/Active 26.6 36.3* 52.1*     
Liberia 2013
 All 78.3 82.8 92.7 50 14 3.12 1.77
 Married 79.8 83.2 92.4     
 Not married/Active 63.1 73.3* 86.2*     
Madagascar 2008–2009
 All 68.3 62.1 79.4 63 13 0.7 0.5
 Married 60.1 55.9 74.1     
 Not married/Active 56.9 66.7* 87.3*     
Malawi 2010
 All 64.6 55.9 62.8 82 33 2.1 1.5
 Married 53.9 49.6 56.6     
Mali 2012–2013
 All 90.0 88.9 94.0 84 44 0.72 0.40
 Married 89.7 88.6 94.0     
Mozambique 2011
 All 87.7 91.0 94.0 84 36 0.46 0.85
 Married 88.4 90.0 93.1     
 Not married/Active 69.7 86.7 85.4     
Namibia 2013
 All 49.8 45.1 53.9 42 10 0.50 0.46
 Married 43.9 42.5 47.4     
 Not married/Active 22.2 22.0 25.9     
Niger 2012
 All 87.5 91.0 96.4 100 49 1.24 0.65
 Married 86.1 90.3 96.1     
Nigeria 2013
 All 84.0 78.8 87.6 78 29 1.10 0.59
 Married 84.9 78.3 86.8     
 Not married/Active 31.9 41.4 53.6*     
Rwanda 2014–2015
 All 69.1 55.9 72.2 65 12 0.59 0.00
 Married 46.8 43.1 58.4     
Sao Tome and Principe 2008–2009
 All 69.3 66.7 82.6 87 8 0.70 0.29
 Married 61.6 62.3 78.7     
Senegal 2015
 All 83.1 73.2 82.2 83 16   
 Married 76.7 71.4 81.4     
Sierra Leone 2013
 All 77.9 81.5 87.9 64 32 1.13 0.72
 Married 83.4 81.8 87.2     
 Not married/Active 40.8 63.0 66.0*     
Swaziland 2006–2007
 All 62.1 61.8 73.2 30 4 1.42 0.00
 Married 49.4 57.7 65.6     
Tanzania 2010
 All 71.2 63.3 76.3 72 22 0.1 0.0
 Married 65.6 60.3 72.7     
Togo 2013–2014
 All 80.7 78.9 88.1 68 29 0.80 0.13
 Married 80.1 76.9 86.7     
Uganda 2011
 All 76.4 68.0 82.5 74 26 1.06 1.11
 Married 70.0 62.5 79.5     
Zambai 2013–2014
 All 64.9 55.8 74.0 71 14 0.92 1.18
 Married 51.0 48.0 67.1     
Zimbabwe 2010–2011
 All 58.7 53.7 67.0 35 12 1.1 0.8
 Married 41.5 40.5 55.8     
  1. *Figures are based on small numbers (25-49 unweighted cases)