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Table 1 20 countries with the highest prevalence of girl child marriage among 20 to 24-year-old womena

From: Defining and deconstructing girl child marriage and applications to global public health

Country Married by 15 (%) Married by 18 (%)
Niger 28 76
Central African Republic 29 68
Chad 30 67
Bangladesh 22 59
Burkina Faso 10 52
Mali 17 52
South Sudan 9 52
Guinea 19 51
Mozambique 14 48
Somalia 8 45
Nigeria 18 44
Malawi 9 42
Madagascar 12 41
Eritrea 13 41
Ethiopia 14 40
Uganda 10 40
Nepal 7 40
Sierra Leone 13 39
Democratic Republic of the Congo 10 37
Mauritania 18 37
  1. a Percentages are reported in the March 2018 update of the UNICEF Global Databases for Child Marriage