Women who were first married by age 18 (% of women ages 20-24) - Country Ranking

Definition: Women who were first married by age 18 refers to the percentage of women ages 20-24 who were first married by age 18.

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), AIDS Indicator Surveys(AIS), Reproductive Health Survey(RHS), and other household surveys.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Niger 76.30 2012
2 Chad 68.10 2010
3 Central African Republic 67.90 2010
4 Mali 59.60 2013
5 Bangladesh 52.30 2013
6 Guinea 51.70 2012
7 Burkina Faso 51.60 2010
8 Mozambique 48.20 2011
9 India 47.40 2006
10 Malawi 46.30 2014
11 Somalia 45.30 2006
12 Nigeria 42.80 2013
13 Madagascar 41.20 2013
14 Ethiopia 41.00 2011
15 Eritrea 40.70 2010
16 Nicaragua 40.60 2007
17 Afghanistan 40.40 2011
18 Uganda 39.70 2011
19 Sierra Leone 38.90 2013
20 Cameroon 38.40 2011
21 Dem. Rep. Congo 37.30 2014
22 Nepal 36.60 2014
23 Dominican Republic 36.50 2013
24 Liberia 35.90 2013
25 Brazil 35.60 2006
26 Lao PDR 35.40 2012
27 São Tomé and Principe 34.40 2009
28 Mauritania 34.30 2011
29 Honduras 33.60 2012
30 Zimbabwe 33.50 2014
31 Côte d'Ivoire 33.20 2012
32 Sudan 32.90 2010
33 Congo 32.60 2012
34 Senegal 32.30 2014
35 Benin 31.90 2012
35 Yemen 31.90 2013
37 Comoros 31.60 2012
38 Zambia 31.40 2014
39 Tanzania 31.10 2012
40 The Gambia 30.40 2013
41 Guatemala 30.30 2009
42 Equatorial Guinea 29.50 2011
43 Kenya 26.40 2009
43 Panama 26.40 2013
45 Cuba 26.00 2014
46 Belize 25.90 2011
47 Bhutan 25.80 2010
48 El Salvador 25.40 2008
49 Iraq 24.30 2011
50 Colombia 23.00 2010
50 Guyana 23.00 2009
52 Mexico 22.90 2009
53 Solomon Islands 22.40 2007
54 Ecuador 22.20 2004
55 Thailand 22.10 2012
56 Guinea-Bissau 22.00 2010
57 Gabon 21.90 2012
58 Togo 21.80 2014
59 Bolivia 21.70 2008
60 Vanuatu 21.40 2013
61 Papua New Guinea 21.30 2006
62 Costa Rica 21.20 2011
63 Pakistan 21.00 2013
64 Ghana 20.70 2014
65 Burundi 20.40 2010
66 Kiribati 20.30 2009
67 Timor-Leste 18.90 2010
68 Lesotho 18.80 2009
68 Suriname 18.80 2010
70 Peru 18.60 2014
71 Cambodia 18.50 2014
72 Cabo Verde 18.00 2005
73 Paraguay 17.90 2004
74 Haiti 17.50 2012
75 Egypt 17.40 2014
76 Iran 17.00 2011
77 Morocco 15.90 2004
78 Philippines 15.00 2013
79 Turkey 14.70 2013
80 Georgia 14.00 2010
81 Indonesia 13.60 2013
82 Syrian Arab Republic 13.30 2006
83 Moldova 12.20 2012
84 Sri Lanka 11.80 2007
85 Tajikistan 11.60 2012
86 Azerbaijan 11.00 2011
87 Samoa 10.80 2014
88 Barbados 10.70 2012
89 Vietnam 10.60 2014
90 Botswana 10.00 1988
91 Tuvalu 9.90 2007
92 Albania 9.60 2009
93 Ukraine 9.10 2012
94 Jordan 8.40 2012
95 Trinidad and Tobago 8.10 2006
95 Rwanda 8.10 2010
97 Jamaica 7.90 2011
98 Kyrgyz Republic 7.80 2012
99 St. Lucia 7.50 2012
100 Turkmenistan 7.30 2006
101 Armenia 7.20 2010
101 Uzbekistan 7.20 2006
103 Macedonia 6.90 2011
103 Namibia 6.90 2013
105 Swaziland 6.50 2010
106 Kazakhstan 6.10 2011
106 Lebanon 6.10 2009
108 Tonga 5.60 2012
108 South Africa 5.60 2003
110 Djibouti 5.40 2006
111 Mongolia 4.70 2010
112 Montenegro 4.50 2013
113 Qatar 4.20 2012
114 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.50 2012
115 Serbia 3.20 2013
115 Belarus 3.20 2012
117 Algeria 2.50 2013
118 Tunisia 1.60 2012

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Periodicity: Annual