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 Central African Republic 67.90 2010
3 Chad 66.90 2015
4 Mali 59.60 2013
5 Bangladesh 58.60 2014
6 Guinea 51.70 2012
7 Burkina Faso 51.60 2010
8 Madagascar 48.20 2009
8 Mozambique 48.20 2011
10 Somalia 45.30 2006
11 India 44.50 2006
12 Nigeria 42.80 2013
13 Malawi 42.10 2016
14 Eritrea 40.70 2010
15 Nicaragua 40.60 2007
16 Ethiopia 40.30 2016
17 Uganda 39.70 2011
18 Nepal 39.50 2016
19 Sierra Leone 38.90 2013
20 Cameroon 38.40 2011
21 Dem. Rep. Congo 37.30 2014
22 Dominican Republic 36.50 2013
23 Liberia 35.90 2013
24 Brazil 35.60 2006
25 Lao PDR 35.40 2012
26 Afghanistan 34.80 2015
27 São Tomé and Principe 34.40 2009
28 Mauritania 34.30 2011
29 Honduras 33.60 2012
30 Côte d'Ivoire 33.20 2012
31 Sudan 32.90 2010
32 Congo 32.60 2012
33 Zimbabwe 32.40 2015
34 Benin 31.90 2012
34 Yemen 31.90 2013
36 Comoros 31.60 2012
37 Senegal 31.50 2016
38 Zambia 31.40 2014
39 Tanzania 30.50 2016
40 The Gambia 30.40 2013
41 Angola 30.30 2016
42 Guatemala 29.50 2015
42 Equatorial Guinea 29.50 2011
44 Nauru 26.80 2007
45 Panama 26.40 2013
46 Cuba 26.00 2014
47 Belize 25.90 2011
48 Bhutan 25.80 2010
49 El Salvador 25.40 2008
50 Uruguay 24.60 2013
51 Iraq 24.30 2011
52 Colombia 23.40 2015
53 Guyana 23.00 2009
54 Mexico 22.90 2009
54 Kenya 22.90 2014
56 Solomon Islands 22.40 2007
57 Ecuador 22.20 2004
58 Thailand 22.10 2012
59 Guinea-Bissau 22.00 2010
60 Gabon 21.90 2012
61 Togo 21.80 2014
62 Bolivia 21.70 2008
63 Vanuatu 21.40 2013
64 Papua New Guinea 21.30 2006
65 Costa Rica 21.20 2011
66 Pakistan 21.00 2013
67 Ghana 20.70 2014
68 Burundi 20.40 2010
69 Kiribati 20.30 2009
70 Timor-Leste 18.90 2010
71 Suriname 18.80 2010
72 Peru 18.60 2014
73 Cambodia 18.50 2014
74 Cabo Verde 18.00 2005
75 Paraguay 17.90 2004
76 Haiti 17.50 2012
77 Egypt 17.40 2014
78 Lesotho 17.30 2014
79 Iran 17.00 2011
80 Myanmar 16.00 2016
81 Morocco 15.90 2004
82 Philippines 15.00 2013
83 Turkey 14.70 2013
84 Georgia 14.00 2010
85 Indonesia 13.60 2013
86 Syrian Arab Republic 13.30 2006
87 Moldova 12.20 2012
88 Sri Lanka 11.80 2007
89 Tajikistan 11.60 2012
89 Kyrgyz Republic 11.60 2014
91 Azerbaijan 11.00 2011
92 Samoa 10.80 2014
93 Barbados 10.70 2012
94 Vietnam 10.60 2014
95 Botswana 10.00 1988
96 Tuvalu 9.90 2007
97 Albania 9.60 2009
98 Ukraine 9.10 2012
99 Jordan 8.40 2012
100 Trinidad and Tobago 8.10 2006
101 Jamaica 7.90 2011
102 St. Lucia 7.50 2012
103 Turkmenistan 7.30 2006
104 Uzbekistan 7.20 2006
105 Macedonia 6.90 2011
105 Namibia 6.90 2013
107 Rwanda 6.80 2015
108 Swaziland 6.50 2010
109 Lebanon 6.10 2009
109 Kazakhstan 6.10 2011
111 Tonga 5.60 2012
111 South Africa 5.60 2003
113 Djibouti 5.40 2006
114 Armenia 5.30 2016
115 Mongolia 4.70 2010
116 Montenegro 4.50 2013
117 Qatar 4.20 2012
118 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.50 2012
119 Serbia 3.20 2013
119 Belarus 3.20 2012
121 Algeria 2.50 2013
122 Tunisia 1.60 2012

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Periodicity: Annual