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Teenage Fertility and Its Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Risk Factors

This report presents findings from a secondary analysis study undertaken as part of the follow-up to the 2010 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (CDHS).

Teenage mothers and their children face poorer prospects in life than do women who delay childbearing. Understanding of the risk factors associated with early fertility is important for the prevention of teenage pregnancy and effective intervention programs. This study uses data from the 2010 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey to examine factors associated with teenage fertility and seeks to make contributions to improve the conditions related to the problem of teenage fertility. The analysis included 4,734 teenage women aged 15 to 19 years old interviewed in the survey. Fertility in this study is defined as having had a live birth or being pregnant.