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Table 5 Multi level model showing individual and village level characteristics predictive of age at marriage, and proportion of variance accounted for

From: Spatial analysis of individual- and village-level sociodemographic characteristics associated with age at marriage among married adolescents in rural Niger

  Null Model (1) Village level only (2) Individual characteristics (3) Individual and Village characteristics (4)
  Coef SE P Coef SE P Coef SE P
Household assets village level mean   0.02 0.10 0.84   
Wife decides spouse village level proportion   −0.02 0.11 0.83   
Proportion of women agricultural work village   −0.40 0.10 0.00   −0.38 0.10 0.00
Mean age difference between spouses village   −0.32 0.09 0.00   −0.13 0.09 0.16
Age difference husband/wife    −1.17 0.15 0.00 −1.15 0.15 0.00
Age difference husband/wife quadratic    0.01 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00
Wife decides spouse    −0.14 0.12 0.26 −0.05 0.12 0.66
Quranic education Husband    −0.09 0.12 0.47 −0.09 0.12 0.45
Quranic education Wife    0.02 0.14 0.89 0.02 0.14 0.90
Education Wife    0.21 0.07 0.00 0.20 0.07 0.00
Education Husband    −0.02 0.06 0.69 −0.01 0.06 0.90
Household assets    0.05 0.05 0.29 0.03 0.05 0.51
Food security    0.05 0.13 0.70 0.02 0.13 0.87
Wife agricultural work    −0.57 0.12 0.00 −0.36 0.14 0.01
Extended family    0.16 0.13 0.23 0.17 0.13 0.22
Number of wives    0.92 0.16 0.00 0.94 0.16 0.00
Tribe Hausa (ref)
 Tribe Zarma    0.37 0.20- 0.07 0.39 0.21 0.06
Group Level Variance 0.55 0.23 0.30 0.19
Individual Level Variance 2.81 2.81 2.54 2.53
ICC 16% 7.5% 11% 7%
AIC 4075 4052 3978 3964