Fertility Rates

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TOTAL FERTILITY RATES (TFR) AND AGE-SPECIFIC
FERTILITY RATES: 1980 TO 2000
 Age group 2000    1990    1980   
  1995-1999 1990-1994 1985-1989 1980-1984 1975-1979 1970-1974
TFR 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.2 5.2 5.5
15-19 27.4 39.8 33.2 40.7 17.5 27.5
20-24 146.6 164.4 161.2 158.2 134.5 185.7
25-29 202.2 240.1 226.5 228.3 273.3 263.9
30-34 195.1 198.7 188.2 191.3 252.1 241.9
35-39 125.6 122.7 128.8 122.3 187.6 204.5
40-44 62.4 49.7 73.7 65.0 108.8 115.2
45-49 29.6 22.6 45.8 31.7 63.0 60.0

NOTE: Rates are derived using own children method of fertility estimation. Age specific rates are per 1000 woman.

SOURCE: Recent Fertility Trends in the Pacific, Levin and Retherford, 1986 and unpublished data