Share of women in developing countries who were married before the age of 15

Percentage of women in the developing world in 2011 who were married or in union before the age of 15, by region

Share of women in developing countries who were married before the age of 15 This statistic shows the percentage of women aged 20 to 24 in 2011 who were first married before the age of 15, sorted by the regions they live in. In 2011, 18 percent of women living in South Asia were married for the first time when they were younger than 15.
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Percentage of women in the developing world in 2011 who were married or in union before the age of 15, by region

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RegionPercentage of women
South Asia18%
West and Central Africa14%
Sub-Saharan Africa12%
Eastern and Southern Africa11%
Latin America and the Carribbean8%
Middle East and North Africa4%
East Asia and the Pacific (excluding China)3%
CEE /CIS1%
RegionPercentage of women
South Asia18%
West and Central Africa14%
Sub-Saharan Africa12%
Eastern and Southern Africa11%
Latin America and the Carribbean8%
Middle East and North Africa4%
East Asia and the Pacific (excluding China)3%
CEE /CIS1%
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This statistic shows the percentage of women aged 20 to 24 in 2011 who were first married before the age of 15, sorted by the regions they live in. In 2011, 18 percent of women living in South Asia were married for the first time when they were younger than 15.
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