Table 8. Age-specific fertility rates, 1975 and 1996 or most recent year (per 1,000)

Age groups (years)
Country or area Year 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49
Asia
Eastern Asia
China 1975 20.0 188.0 235.0 139.0 86.0 41.0 6.0
1994 5.2 161.3 143.8 47.0 9.5 3.8 1.4
Hong Kong 1975 17.8 122.1 206.7 123.1 59.5 18.6 2.7
1994 6.8 40.8 83.2 79.0 29.9 4.3 0.2
Japan 1975 4.1 106.3 189.0 69.3 14.9 2.1 0.1
1994 4.0 41.9 123.0 96.6 25.6 2.6 0.1
Macau 1981 10.2 79.8 140.9 90.3 39.2 12.1 1.2
1995 8.2 55.6 97.5 75.1 28.4 6.1 0.3
Rep. of Korea 1975 13.2 170.5 250.4 137.2 52.9 18.1 4.6
1994 3.6 66.1 189.4 68.7 13.7 1.9 0.2
South-eastern Asia
Singapore 1975 17.2 104.3 157.3 95.7 35.8 10.0 1.2
1995 6.8 48.5 132.7 114.6 44.3 6.9 0.2
Western Asia
Armenia 1975 39.6 216.6 160.2 80.6 43.8 14.9 2.1
1995 56.2 141.7 73.6 35.2 15.4 3.3 0.3
Cyprus 1975 20.2 133.3 143.5 72.3 26.8 6.1 0.7
1996 15.6 112.5 149.1 95.1 36.5 6.8 0.6
Georgia 1975 36.3 179.4 156.3 82.5 35.9 11.0 1.8
1992 53.3 158.7 78.8 44.9 17.7 4.2 0.2
Europe
Eastern Europe
Belarus 1975 25.5 168.1 131.5 71.1 34.4 8.3 0.6
1995 39.0 122.8 71.7 29.5 10.6 2.3 0.1
Bulgaria 1975 75.4 198.2 115.2 42.4 12.8 2.9 0.2
1996 51.2 98.3 64.6 23.6 7.7 1.6 0.1
Czech Republic 1975 61.2 213.1 135 57.2 17.0 2.7 0.1
1996 20.1 91.8 79.2 35.1 11.0 1.8 0.1
Hungary 1975 72.1 183.5 133.8 62.0 20.2 4.2 0.2
1996 29.5 92.6 100.0 48.9 16.9 3.4 0.1
Poland 1975 31.4 170.1 136.5 71.4 33.9 10.0 0.7
1996 21.1 107.6 103.5 54.6 23.2 5.5 0.3
Rep. of Moldova 1974/75 34.3 178.4 147.6 86.5 48.6 15.9 1.4
1995 61.8 141.8 90.4 39.8 14.4 2.9 0.2
Romania 1975 69.2 197.8 138.5 71.4 36.7 10.0 0.7
1996 40.0 102.2 72.4 30.1 10.9 2.9 0.2
Russian Federation 1974/75 33.9 158.8 110.5 58.6 28.9 7.3 0.6
1995 45.6 113.5 67.2 29.7 10.7 2.2 0.1
Slovakia 1975 46.3 208.5 152.5 68.6 27.1 6.2 0.4
1996 30.5 112.9 91.1 40.3 14.9 2.6 0.1
Ukraine 1975 40.3 162.4 111.2 58.7 25.0 6.6 0.4
1995 54.3 116.9 65.8 27.5 9.8 2.0 0.2
Northern Europe
Denmark 1975 26.8 136.6 137.0 61.8 18.1 3.3 0.2
1995 8.3 61.6 139.1 108.5 38.5 5.3 0.2
Estonia 1975 36.0 163.4 116.5 59.7 25.9 6.1 0.4
1996 33.4 95.1 76.2 37.1 15.1 3.2 0.1
Finland 1975 27.5 105.5 113.9 59.6 24.7 5.9 0.4
1996 9.8 63.7 125.3 102.1 42.9 8.1 0.4
Iceland 1975 64.1 163.7 145.4 93.7 48.7 13.5 0.7
1996 22.1 93.0 135.0 109.5 55.5 8.5 0.4
Ireland 1975 22.8 138.6 216.1 162.1 100.1 36.8 2.6
1996 16.1 52.0 107.8 129.5 64.7 12.0 0.6
Latvia 1975 28.8 150.3 113.4 63.5 29.5 6.7 0.4
1996 25.5 89.4 66.4 32.5 14.4 3.3 0.2
Lithuania 1975 22.2 155.5 133.2 76.8 39.8 11.5 0.8
1996 36.7 107.5 82.2 39.6 15.7 3.6 0.2
Norway1975 40.3 134.6 129.2 63.9 24.2 5.3 0.3
1996 13.5 75.3 135.9 106.7 41.4 6.5 0.2
Sweden 1975 28.8 115.0 123.3 64.1 20.7 3.7 0.2
1996 7.7 58.4 115.3 93.3 38.8 7.3 0.3
United Kingdom 1975 36.7 116.1 123.7 59.4 20.9 5.1 0.4
1996 30.0 72.6 105.3 89.7 38.1 6.8 0.3
Southern Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1975 45.4 159.7 132.9 77.6 39.8 13.5 1.4
1990 38.0 129.4 101.6 50.6 18.2 4.1 0.5
Croatia 1975 51.5 145.7 105.8 51.2 21.0 5.2 0.4
1995 19.6 101.1 108.3 60.5 22.0 4.4 0.3
Greece 1975 39.7 135.2 155.6 79.6 36.6 8.0 0.7
1996 13.1 62.6 96.7 61.8 23.7 4.3 0.5
Italy 1975 32.5 129.6 140.1 84.0 40.7 12.6 0.9
1994 7.3 40.5 84.7 74.7 31.2 5.8 0.3
Malta 1975 16.9 118.8 150.1 91.3 41.9 13.9 0.8
1996 14.2 73.9 152.8 112.0 40.5 8.5 0.5
Portugal 1975 37.0 141.7 144.1 94.5 58.9 24.8 2.4
1996 20.9 61.9 97.7 74.3 27.1 5.3 0.3
Slovenia 1975 59.6 165.9 115.2 58.3 28.1 7.9 0.5
1996 9.3 77.7 98.6 50.9 15.0 2.7 0.1
Spain 1975 21.9 135.7 189.2 123.3 64.2 23.0 2.2
1995 8.2 31.0 82.7 78.8 29.0 5.0 0.3
Yugoslavia 1975 60.6 166.5 127.1 69.2 30.3 9.5 1.3
1995 32.1 125.2 120.2 68.4 23.8 4.7 0.4
Western Europe
Austria 1975 47.1 129.3 99.3 51.7 28.5 8.3 0.5
1996 15.6 75.9 100.6 65.1 23.7 4.3 0.2
Belgium 1975 21.2 112.9 124.3 59.1 22.9 6.4 0.6
1995 9.1 62.0 131.4 81.0 23.7 3.7 0.2
France 1975 25.3 128.0 127.0 68.0 29.1 8.2 0.7
1994 7.2 58.0 128.0 93.0 37.4 7.8 0.4
German Dem. Rep. 1975 33.2 144.2 88.4 30.4 30.4 3.1 0.2
1995 7.5 54.6 66.3 28.2 9.0 1.7 0.1
Germany,
Fed. Rep. of
1975 21.1 87.8 99.2 52.2 21.9 6.6 0.5
1995 10.0 53.5 90.4 80.6 30.6 5.2 0.3
Germany 1992 12.6 59.1 91.3 68.5 24.6 1.2 0.2
1995 9.4 53.7 86.5 71.1 26.5 4.4 0.2
Luxembourg 1975 21.6 94.3 107.0 54.7 22.2 3.8 0.2
1996 9.9 65.4 128.7 103.2 40.3 6.9 0.0
Netherlands 1975 9.4 86.3 141.6 67.0 22.4 5.7 0.5
1996 4.1 33.1 97.0 119.8 46.4 6.5 0.2
Switzerland 1975 10.9 85.7 123.9 69.5 25.6 6.7 0.5
1996 4.0 42.4 105.4 102.8 39.2 6.4 0.3
Latin America and the Caribbean
Caribbean
Bahamas 1975 63.5 152.2 133.4 79.7 54.4 21.3 2.7
1992 51.8 102.0 100.5 81.2 43.2 10.5 1.8
Barbados 1976 73.4 132.2 116 66.1 44.3 12.0 1.6
1988 43.8 86.5 88.5 64.7 28.3 2.6 0.0
Cuba 1980 84.0 114.5 70.9 36.9 16.2 4.4 1.8
1991 70.9 106.0 89.8 50.4 17.6 2.9 0.4
Martinique 1974 56.8 198.4 207.6 146.5 87.8 36.3 5.4
1992 28.0 88.5 113.9 93.0 49.5 12.3 0.8
Trinidad and Tobago 1975 77.2 181.1 163.6 113.3 63.2 21.6 4.0
1993 51.6 118.0 103.2 80.9 40.3 10.8 1.4
Northern America
Canada 1975 33.8 109.7 130.5 65.0 20.9 4.6 0.3
1993 24.7 73.0 114.7 84.9 29.5 4.4 0.1
United States of America 1975 55.6 113.0 108.2 52.3 19.5 4.6 0.3
1994 60.0 118.0 118.8 80.1 31.6 5.4 0.3
Oceania
Australia 1975 40.9 138.2 155.7 76.3 27.1 6.2 0.4
1994 20.7 69.2 126.0 105.1 41.2 6.7 0.3
New Zealand 1975 53.7 157.0 154.9 68.3 24.6 6.9 0.6
1995 34.0 83.6 126.9 111.3 43.0 7.5 0.4


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