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Table 1 Percentage of young women aged 20 to 24 married by age 18 and age 15, by year and urban/rural residence or 2005, 2011, and 2016

From: Changes in the prevalence of child marriage in Ethiopia, 2005–2016

  Percent 2005
(n = 2844)
Percent 2011
(n = 3022)
Percent
2016 (n = 2903)
Percentage point change 2005–2016 Percent difference
2005–2016
Married by age 18
 Ethiopia (all) 49.1 41.2 40.3 − 8.8 − 17.8
 Urban 31.9 21.7 15.7 − 16.2 − 50.8
 Rural 53.2 49.0 48.0 − 5.2 − 9.8
Married by age 15
 Ethiopia (all) 19.1 16.4 14.1 − 5.0 − 26.2
 Urban 10.5 9.2 2.9 − 7.6 − 72.4
 Rural 21.1 19.2 17.7 − 3.4 − 16.1
  1. EDHS Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey
  2. Estimates for percent married by age 18 are inclusive of those married by age 15