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Table 2 Percentage of young women aged 20 to 24 married by age 18 and age 15, by year and region for 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 change
2005–2016
Married by age 18
 Addis Ababa 16.9 11.8 8.1 − 8.8 − 52.1
 Afar 70.0 55.2 66.7 − 3.3 − 4.7
 Amhara 79.9 55.6 42.9 − 37.0 − 46.3
 Beneshangul-Gumuz 59.3 57.6 50.0 − 9.3 − 15.7
 Gambela 62.5 47.1 44.4 − 18.1 − 29.0
 Oromia 42.6 40.8 47.7 + 5.1 + 12.0
 Somali 44.4 52.9 49.4 + 5.0 + 11.3
 SNNP 31.2 29.7 30.8 − 0.4 − 1.3
 Tigray 68.8 43.0 42.8 − 26.0 − 37.8
Married by age 15
 Addis Ababa 6.6 3.0 2.7 − 3.9 − 59.1
 Afar 20.0 10.7 18.5 − 1.5 − 7.5
 Amhara 50.2 32.8 16.4 − 33.8 − 67.3
 Beneshangul-Gumuz 25.9 21.2 15.6 − 10.3 − 39.8
 Gambela 14.3 17.6 22.2 + 7.9 + 55.2
 Oromia 10.3 11.9 17.3 + 7.0 + 68.0
 Somali 7.4 9.6 9.9 + 2.5 + 33.8
 SNNP 5.0 8.0 9.6 + 4.6 + 92.0
 Tigray 26.1 17.0 15.8 − 10.3 − 39.5
  1. EDHS Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey, SNNP Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (region). Estimates for percent married by age 18 are inclusive of those married by age 15