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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Niger 76.30 2012
2 Central African Republic 61.00 2019
3 Chad 60.60 2019
4 Mali 53.70 2018
5 Mozambique 52.90 2015
6 Burkina Faso 51.60 2010
7 Bangladesh 51.42 2019
8 Guinea 46.50 2018
9 Nigeria 43.40 2018
10 Malawi 42.10 2016
11 Eritrea 40.68 2010
12 Ethiopia 40.30 2016
13 Madagascar 40.28 2018
14 Mauritania 36.98 2015
15 Suriname 36.04 2018
16 Dominican Republic 35.90 2014
17 Somalia 35.50 2020
18 Nicaragua 35.20 2012
19 Sudan 34.20 2014
20 Uganda 34.00 2016
21 Zimbabwe 33.66 2019
22 Honduras 33.60 2012
23 Belize 33.50 2016
24 Nepal 32.80 2019
25 Lao PDR 32.70 2017
26 Yemen 31.90 2013
27 Comoros 31.60 2012
28 Benin 30.60 2018
29 Tanzania 30.50 2016
29 Senegal 30.50 2019
31 Angola 30.30 2016
32 Guyana 30.20 2014
33 Cameroon 29.80 2018
34 Sierra Leone 29.60 2019
35 Equatorial Guinea 29.50 2011
35 Guatemala 29.50 2015
37 Cuba 29.40 2019
38 Dem. Rep. Congo 29.11 2018
39 Zambia 29.00 2018
40 Afghanistan 28.26 2017
41 São Tomé and Principe 28.00 2019
42 Iraq 27.90 2018
43 Congo 27.30 2015
43 Papua New Guinea 27.30 2018
45 Côte d'Ivoire 27.00 2016
46 Nauru 26.80 2007
47 Panama 26.40 2013
48 Brazil 26.18 2006
49 Bhutan 25.80 2010
50 Guinea-Bissau 25.70 2019
51 El Salvador 25.50 2014
52 India 25.30 2016
53 Liberia 24.90 2020
54 Togo 24.80 2017
55 Uruguay 24.63 2013
56 St. Lucia 23.99 2012
57 Colombia 23.40 2015
58 The Gambia 23.10 2020
59 Kenya 22.90 2014
60 Ecuador 22.20 2018
61 Gabon 21.90 2012
62 Paraguay 21.60 2016
63 Vanuatu 21.39 2013
64 Solomon Islands 21.28 2015
65 Mexico 20.70 2018
66 Thailand 20.20 2019
67 Bolivia 19.66 2016
68 Ghana 19.33 2018
69 Burundi 19.00 2017
70 Cambodia 18.50 2014
71 Kiribati 18.43 2019
72 Pakistan 18.30 2018
73 Cabo Verde 18.00 2005
74 Peru 17.43 2018
75 Egypt 17.40 2014
76 Costa Rica 17.10 2018
77 Iran 17.00 2011
78 Philippines 16.50 2017
79 Lesotho 16.41 2018
80 Indonesia 16.30 2017
81 Myanmar 16.00 2016
82 Timor-Leste 14.90 2016
82 Haiti 14.90 2017
84 Turkey 14.70 2018
85 Georgia 13.90 2018
86 Morocco 13.70 2018
87 Syrian Arab Republic 13.27 2006
88 Kyrgyz Republic 12.87 2018
89 Moldova 12.20 2012
90 Mongolia 12.03 2018
91 Albania 11.80 2018
92 Trinidad and Tobago 11.18 2011
93 Azerbaijan 11.00 2011
94 Barbados 10.71 2012
95 Vietnam 10.57 2014
96 Tonga 10.10 2019
97 Botswana 10.00 1988
98 Tuvalu 9.90 2007
99 Sri Lanka 9.80 2016
100 Jordan 9.70 2018
101 Ukraine 9.06 2012
102 Tajikistan 8.70 2017
103 Jamaica 7.87 2011
104 North Macedonia 7.50 2019
105 Samoa 7.40 2020
106 Uzbekistan 7.17 2006
107 Kazakhstan 7.00 2015
108 Namibia 6.90 2013
109 Turkmenistan 6.10 2019
110 Lebanon 6.00 2016
111 Montenegro 5.80 2018
112 Serbia 5.50 2019
112 Rwanda 5.50 2020
114 Eswatini 5.30 2014
115 Armenia 5.30 2016
115 Djibouti 5.30 2012
117 Belarus 4.70 2019
118 Qatar 4.17 2012
119 Oman 4.00 2014
120 Algeria 3.80 2019
121 South Africa 3.60 2016
122 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.50 2012
123 Tunisia 1.49 2018
124 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.10 2018
124 United Kingdom 0.10 2020
124 Singapore 0.10 2020
127 Finland 0.00 2017
127 Lithuania 0.00 2019

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Periodicity: Annual