What is the Average Number of Children Africans Have
|The median age in Africa is 19.7 in 2012 and will increase to 25.4 in 2050.|
African Countries with the highest fertility rates
Burkina Faso 5.79
South Sudan 5.19
African Countries with the lowest fertility rates
South Africa 2.31
Cabo Verde 2.26
Birth rates and fertility rates statistics in Africa on the average number of children Africans give birth to
Historically in Africa, a young age structure reflects high fertility coupled with the prevalence of HIV/AIDS-related deaths.
Africa's population is young, very young and its share in the world population will increase to 24% in 2050, up from about 13% in 2012.
The median age in Africa is 19.7 in 2012 and will increase to 25.4 in 2050. Throughout Africa, a decline in the median age echoes high fertility rates together with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other communicable diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.
Childbearing Age (reproductive age) of women is ages 15-49 as defined by the World Health Organization. Total fertility rate and birth rate do not include adolescent pregnancy, childbirth before the age of 15.
African Fertility Rates 2017
Burkina Faso 5.71
South Sudan 5.07
Sierra Leone 4.73
Congo, Republic Of The 4.59
Congo, Democratic Republic Of The 4.39
Equatorial Guinea 4.39
Central African Republic 4.3
Sao Tome And Principe 4.25
Gambia, The 3.52
Cote D'ivoire 3.38
South Africa 2.29
Cabo Verde 2.24
Birth rate and total fertility rate are two very different statistics when measuring the growth of a country.Birth rate compares the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear.
Niger tops the fertility rate listing with a fertility rate of 6.62 births per women of childbearing age.
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