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Table 2 Extent of unmet needs per outcome measures in countries in review

From: Unmet reproductive health needs among women in some West African countries: a systematic review of outcome measures and determinants

Outcome measure Country (Year) Outcome measures Reference index 1
Unmet need for contraception (% of married, fecund or in union women not using contraception; but intends to space or limit births) Ghana (2008) 35.3 % 1,2,7,11,17,18,21,68,72-78
Senegal (2005) 31.6 % 30,77,78
Mali (2006) 31.2 % 32,42,60,69,77,78
Benin (2006) 29.9 % 67,77,78
Burkina Faso (2003) 28.8 % 37,51,57,51,66,77,78
Sierra Leone (2008) 27.6 % 31,77,78
Nigeria (2008) 20.2 % 77,78
Contraceptive prevalence rate for modern contraceptive (% of women married or in union of reproductive age using modern method of contraception) Ghana (2008) 16.6 % 1,2,7,11,17,18,21,68,72-78
Burkina Faso (2006) 13.3 % 30,77,78
Senegal (2005) 10.0 % 32,42,60,69,77,78
Nigeria (2008) 8.1 % 67,77,78
Mali (2006) 6.3 % 37,51,57,51,66,77,78
Sierra Leone (2008) 6.0 % 31,77,78
Benin (2006) 5.9 % 77,78
Adolescent birth rates per 1000 girls (number of births per 1000 girls between the ages 15 and 19 years) Mali (2001–2006) 185 to 188 1,2,7,11,17,18,21,68,72-78
Sierra Leone (2006) 143 30,77,78
Burkina Faso (1999–2003) 131 to 119 32,42,60,69,77,78
Nigeria (2003–2008) 126 to 121 67,77,78
Benin (2001–2006) 109 to 112 37,51,57,51,66,77,78
Senegal (1997–2005) 103 to 101 31,77,78
Ghana (2003–2008) 74 to 66 77,78
  1. Table outcome estimates were extracted from a review of 24 countries in developing countries which included all country context in this review [17]. 1A few publications provided data on all countries context