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 Bangladesh 58.60 2014
5 Mozambique 52.90 2015
6 Burkina Faso 51.60 2010
7 Mali 51.50 2015
8 Guinea 51.20 2016
9 Somalia 45.30 2006
10 Nigeria 43.50 2017
11 Malawi 42.10 2016
12 Madagascar 41.20 2013
13 Eritrea 40.70 2010
14 Ethiopia 40.30 2016
15 Nepal 39.50 2016
16 Sierra Leone 38.90 2013
17 Dem. Rep. Congo 37.30 2014
18 Mauritania 37.00 2015
19 Liberia 35.90 2013
19 Dominican Republic 35.90 2014
21 Brazil 35.60 2006
22 Lao PDR 35.40 2012
22 São Tomé and Principe 35.40 2014
24 Nicaragua 35.20 2012
25 Afghanistan 34.80 2015
26 Sudan 34.20 2014
27 Uganda 34.00 2016
28 Honduras 33.60 2012
29 Zimbabwe 32.40 2015
30 Yemen 31.90 2013
31 Comoros 31.60 2012
32 Zambia 31.40 2014
33 Cameroon 31.00 2014
34 Benin 30.60 2018
35 Tanzania 30.50 2016
36 The Gambia 30.40 2013
37 Angola 30.30 2016
38 Guyana 30.20 2014
39 Equatorial Guinea 29.50 2011
39 Guatemala 29.50 2015
41 Senegal 28.80 2017
42 Congo 27.30 2015
43 Côte d'Ivoire 27.00 2016
44 Nauru 26.80 2007
45 Panama 26.40 2013
46 Mexico 26.10 2015
47 Cuba 26.00 2014
48 Belize 25.90 2011
49 Bhutan 25.80 2010
50 El Salvador 25.50 2014
51 India 25.30 2016
52 Uruguay 24.60 2013
53 Guinea-Bissau 24.40 2014
54 Iraq 24.30 2011
55 Colombia 23.40 2015
56 Kenya 22.90 2014
57 Thailand 22.50 2015
58 Ecuador 22.20 2004
59 Gabon 21.90 2012
60 Togo 21.80 2014
61 Paraguay 21.60 2016
62 Peru 21.50 2015
63 Vanuatu 21.40 2013
64 Solomon Islands 21.30 2015
64 Papua New Guinea 21.30 2006
66 Costa Rica 21.20 2011
67 Ghana 20.70 2014
68 Kiribati 20.30 2009
69 Bolivia 19.40 2015
70 Burundi 19.00 2017
71 Suriname 18.80 2010
72 Cambodia 18.50 2014
73 Pakistan 18.30 2018
74 Cabo Verde 18.00 2005
75 Egypt 17.40 2014
76 Lesotho 17.30 2014
77 Iran 17.00 2011
78 Philippines 16.50 2017
79 Myanmar 16.00 2016
80 Morocco 15.90 2004
81 Timor-Leste 14.90 2016
81 Haiti 14.90 2017
83 Turkey 14.00 2013
83 Georgia 14.00 2010
85 Indonesia 13.60 2013
86 Syrian Arab Republic 13.30 2006
87 Moldova 12.20 2012
88 Albania 11.80 2018
88 Sri Lanka 11.80 2007
90 Kyrgyz Republic 11.60 2014
91 Trinidad and Tobago 11.20 2011
92 Azerbaijan 11.00 2011
93 Samoa 10.80 2014
94 Barbados 10.70 2012
95 Vietnam 10.60 2014
96 Botswana 10.00 1988
97 Tuvalu 9.90 2007
98 Jordan 9.70 2018
99 Ukraine 9.10 2012
100 Tajikistan 8.70 2017
101 Jamaica 7.90 2011
102 St. Lucia 7.50 2012
103 Uzbekistan 7.20 2006
104 Kazakhstan 7.00 2015
105 Namibia 6.90 2013
105 North Macedonia 6.90 2011
107 Rwanda 6.80 2015
108 Lebanon 6.10 2009
109 Turkmenistan 5.70 2016
110 Tonga 5.60 2012
111 Djibouti 5.40 2006
112 Eswatini 5.30 2014
112 Armenia 5.30 2016
114 Mongolia 5.20 2013
115 Montenegro 4.50 2013
116 Qatar 4.20 2012
117 South Africa 3.60 2016
118 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.50 2012
119 Belarus 3.20 2012
119 Serbia 3.20 2014
121 Algeria 2.50 2013
122 Tunisia 1.60 2012

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Periodicity: Annual