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Table 3 Results from the Multivariate Linear Regressions Analysis Examining the Association of Child Marriage (CM) on Overall Psychological Well-being (O-PWB) and its Sub-Domains in Niger (n = 2463)

From: Child marriage and psychological well-being in Niger and Ethiopia

VARIABLES Overalla ANXa DEPa SCa VITa PWBa GHa
Married at 12 or Earlier −7.14 −9.42 −8.26 − 1.92 −8.90 −6.19 −8.18
(2.26)** (2.73)*** (2.98)** (2.68) (2.83)** (1.87)** (3.14)**
Married at 13 −5.06 −5.46 −4.40 −4.52 −4.54 −3.82 −7.19
(2.06)** (2.59)** (2.85) (2.35)* (2.36)* (1.69)** (2.86)**
Married at 14 −2.90 −3.24 − 3.83 −0.75 − 3.25 −1.81 − 3.80
(1.59)* (1.84)* (2.34) (1.80) (2.04) (1.33) (2.24)*
Married at 15 −3.27 −2.85 − 3.14 − 3.07 −3.02 − 3.09 −4.21
(1.59)** (1.82) (2.07) (1.83)* (1.95) (1.34)** (2.12)**
Married at 16 −2.98 −3.59 −3.49 − 2.35 − 3.04 −1.28 −4.03
(1.87) (2.27) (2.49) (1.92) (2.21) (1.29) (2.61)
Married at 17 −3.08 −3.55 −3.89 − 3.26 −2.25 −1.39 −3.63
(1.90) (2.06)* (2.55) (2.04) (2.35) (1.51) (2.37)
Current Age −0.14 −0.10 −0.21 − 0.08 − 0.19 − 0.06 − 0.25
(0.09) (0.11) (0.11)* (0.10) (0.11)* (0.08) (0.12)**
Schooling 2.63 3.10 2.59 2.62 2.22 2.71 2.61
(1.61) (1.75)* (2.05) (1.68) (1.99) (1.42)* (2.34)
Employed −1.17 0.58 0.68 −3.24 −3.32 −0.49 − 1.70
(2.92) (3.41) (3.31) (3.06) (3.62) (2.64) (4.26)
1–2 Children 4.10 5.47 4.98 6.55 2.86 2.58 2.07
(1.98)** (2.38)** (2.49)** (2.31)** (2.50) (2.17) (2.58)
3–5 Children 5.50 7.23 6.89 7.14 4.56 2.46 4.67
(1.91)** (2.36)** (2.27)** (2.16)** (2.41)* (1.98) (2.52)*
6 or More 3.04 3.91 4.27 4.48 1.64 0.76 2.51
(2.22) (2.71) (2.74) (2.40)* (2.81) (2.11) (3.12)
IPV −12.47 −14.18 −12.55 −12.83 −15.02 −9.85 − 11.34
(2.18)*** (2.42)*** (2.75)*** (2.34)*** (2.84)*** (1.94)*** (2.45)***
Polygamy 0.29 0.83 0.99 0.09 −0.36 −1.09 0.93
(1.15) (1.40) (1.53) (1.21) (1.36) (0.96) (1.48)
Spousal Age Difference
6–10 years 0.91 1.55 1.52 0.35 2.21 0.54 −0.35
(1.24) (1.45) (1.51) (1.43) (1.48) (1.08) (1.64)
10 and More 0.22 −0.23 −0.03 0.08 2.68 0.32 −0.04
(1.29) (1.57) (1.59) (1.32) (1.65) (1.11) (1.69)
Poorer House −3.09 −2.66 −3.41 −4.31 −2.72 −3.16 −2.74
(1.45)** (1.91) (1.97)* (1.55)** (1.70) (1.22)** (1.76)
Poor Household −1.18 −0.93 −0.78 −1.47 −1.07 −1.76 −1.38
(1.30) (1.61) (1.81) (1.54) (1.71) (1.18) (1.73)
Richer Household −1.32 − 1.28 − 1.44 −2.04 − 1.11 −0.69 −1.73
(1.59) (1.91) (2.05) (1.68) (2.01) (1.43) (1.94)
Richest Household −1.07 −0.23 −0.73 − 1.65 − 1.14 −1.26 − 1.44
(1.67) (2.04) (2.10) (1.81) (2.08) (1.60) (2.01)
 Community (O-PWB) 0.74 0.72 0.75 0.65 0.69 0.71 0.73
(0.03)*** (0.04)*** (0.03)*** (0.04)*** (0.04)*** (0.03)*** (0.04)***
 Community (CM) −0.27 − 0.47 − 0.53 0.14 − 0.43 − 0.24 − 0.13
(0.32) (0.40) (0.43) (0.42) (0.40) (0.30) (0.42)
 Community (IPV) 6.23 6.02 7.66 4.43 4.71 4.83 5.13
(2.96)** (3.54)* (3.75)** (3.28) (4.05) (2.67)* (4.06)
  1. Standard errors in parentheses
  2. *** p < 0.001, ** p < 0.05, * p < 0.1
  3. aModels also adjusted for regions and urban/rural residence, and weighted for survey design