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Table 7 Age-specific fertility rates (births per 1000 women), 1980–2014

From: Why is fertility on the rise in Egypt? The role of women’s employment opportunities

Age group: 15–19 20–24 25–29 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49
1980 EFS 78 256 280 239 139 53 12
1984 ECPS 73 205 265 223 151 42 13
1988 DHS 72 220 243 182 118 41 6
1991 EMCHS 73 207 235 158 97 41 14
1992 DHS 63 208 222 155 89 43 6
1995 DHS 61 200 210 140 81 27 7
1997 DHS 52 186 189 135 65 18 5
1998 DHS 64 192 194 135 73 22 1
2000 DHS 51 196 208 147 75 24 4
2003 DHS 47 185 190 128 62 19 6
2005 DHS 48 175 194 125 63 19 2
2006 ELMPS 36 159 189 128 61 17 2
2008 DHS 50 169 185 122 59 17 2
2012 ELMPS 42 192 210 155 79 20 2
2014 DHS 56 213 200 134 69 17 4
  1. Graphed in Fig. 2. ASFRs for 1980, 1984, and 1991 are 12 months preceding the survey. ASFRs for 2012 and 2006 are 3 years preceding the survey, remainder are 1–36 months preceding the survey. Source: ASFRs for 1980–2005 and 2008 are from El-Zanaty and Way (2009) and are primarily Demographic and Health Survey statistics. EFS is the Egyptian Fertility Survey, ECPS is the Egypt Contraceptive Prevalence Survey, EMCHS is the Egypt Maternal and Child Health Survey. ASFRs for 2014 are from the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey (Ministry of Health and Population, El-Zanaty and Associates, and ICF International 2015). ASFRs for 2012 and 2006 based on author’s calculations from the ELMPS 2012 and ELMPS 2006