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Table 2 Percentage of young women and men who are married by a given age

From: Gender gaps in the path to adulthood for young females and males in six African countries from the 1990s to the 2010s

Country Year Age
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Females
 Burkina Faso 1998 6.7 9.8 33.8 56.5 72.0 83.1 83.4 91.9
2010 5.6 10.8 30.5 48.0 66.3 76.3 78.9 79.9
 Ethiopia 2000 6.5 17.6 21.0 36.4 42.1 57.6 59.6 62.1
2011 6.1 10.3 16.1 28.8 41.0 54.3 49.8 60.9
 Ghana 1993 2.3 6.1 16.7 32.5 38.4 58.9 58.9 61.5
2014 0.2 2.6 3.3 8.2 20.3 29.2 26.4 35.3
 Kenya 1993 3.6 4.9 10.4 25.3 29.6 47.2 47.2 52.6
2014 1.0 4.1 8.7 18.4 28.6 38.7 49.9 59.5
 Tanzania 1996 3.8 11.1 18.8 32.9 48.6 59.2 65.2 69.0
2010 0.0 0.0 2.1 1.0 3.9 13.3 15.5 27.9
 Uganda 1995 19.0 30.4 45.7 64.6 71.1 74.9 75.3 78.1
2011 0.8 5.6 21.4 32.8 44.9 61.5 62.3 69.2
Males
 Burkina Faso 1998 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.9 7.6 6.3 8.3 24.4
2010 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 5.3 15.5 16.2 28.9
 Ethiopia 2000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 0.4 10.7 5.1 14.3
2011 0.6 0.0 1.5 2.7 7.2 14.0 15.9 31.8
 Ghana 1993 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 5.9 8.7 14.3 17.1
2014 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.2 1.6 7.9 11.7
 Kenya 1993 .. .. .. .. .. 8.5 12.7 12.1
2014 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 2.6 3.9 10.4 17.6
 Tanzania 1996 2.9 11.1 16.8 29.8 36.6 52.3 54.6 70.1
2010 0.0 0.0 0.4 7.2 14.6 8.4 16.9 19.6
 Uganda 1995 0.0 0.0 2.9 23.9 17.2 31.8 47.6 52.3
2011 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 11.2 8.7 24.6 28.4
  1. Source: Authors’ calculation from DHS survey data. The numbers of observations on which this table is based range from 1615 for the case of Ghana in 1993 to 13,594 for the case of Kenya in 2014