Table 1

Participant characteristics by age of marriage (N=6183)

CharacteristicTotal women (N=6183)[% (n)]Marriage after 18 years old (N=4954)[% (n)]Marriage before 18 years old (N=1229)[% (n)]p
Education<0.01
 No education1.5 (161)1.3 (110)2.6 (51)
 Elementary6.6 (449)5.1 (257)12.3 (192)
 Primary14.2 (807)9.4 (448)33.3 (359)
 Secondary46.1 (2705)45.2 (2111)49.8 (594)
 Higher31.5 (2061)39.0 (2028)2.0 (33)
Wealth quintile<0.01
 Lowest18.5 (1386)17.2 (998)23.4 (388)
 Second20.7 (1559)20.3 (1235)22.0 (324)
 Middle22.4 (1471)22.4 (1189)22.6 (282)
 Fourth20.2 (1137)20.3 (981)19.8 (156)
 Highest18.3 (630)19.8 (551)12.2 (79)
Polygynous relationship0.71
 No96.3 (5911)96.3 (4743)96.0 (1168)
 Yes3.8 (272)3.7 (211)4.0 (61)
Consanguineous relationship<0.01
 No64.7 (3878)67.6 (3226)53.4 (652)
 Yes35.3 (2305)32.4 (1728)46.6 (577)
Children ever born<0.01
 06.7 (376)7.6 (337)3.0 (39)
 1–226.0 (1529)28.2 (1339)17.5 (190)
 3–434.6 (2057)36.0 (1740)29.0 (317)
 5+32.7 (2221)28.2 (1538)50.5 (683)
No participation in household decisions0.71
 No97.8 (6029)97.9 (4841)97.5 (1188)
 Yes2.2 (154)2.2 (113)2.5 (41)
Experience high degree of control0.95
 No87.5 (5544)87.4 (4467)87.6 (1077)
 Yes12.6 (639)12.6 (487)12.5 (152)
Intimate partner violence<0.01
 No77.6 (4858)79.0 (3980)72.4 (878)
 Yes22.4 (1325)21.0 (974)27.6 (351)
Family violence0.22
 No83.3 (5239)82.8 (4203)85.3 (1036)
 Yes16.7 (944)17.2 (751)14.7 (193)
Both family and intimate partner violence0.16
 No94.0 (5847)94.3 (4714)92.5 (1133)
 Yes6.0 (336)5.7 (240)7.5 (96)
Unmet need0.17
 No86.9 (5419)87.5 (4378)84.6 (1041)
 Yes13.1 (764)12.5 (576)15.4 (188)