Western Africa

Burkina Faso

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

569.1 thousand

Married by 15: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 15

9%
3 million

Married by 18: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 18

51%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Western Africa
  • Burkina Faso
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YearWestern AfricaBurkina Faso
198559.4%
199058.4%
199557.1%
199734.3%
200055.0%
200234.6%
200550.1%
200735.6%
201051.6%
201237.6%
201551.3%
201735.6%
202232.0%
Child marriage age

Burkina Faso

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Burkina Faso

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
Child marriage age

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Levels of child marriage vary across different parts of Burkina Faso. See the range of values within the country, and explore the map for details.

Prevalence of child marriage

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57% 60% 27% 56% 46% 56% 45% 76% 55% 62% 48% 49% 72%

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2010

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Burkina Faso in 2010

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YearBurkina FasoBoucle Du MouhounCascadesCentreCentre-EstCentre-NordCentre-OuestCentre-SudEstHauts-BassinsNordPlateau-CentralSahelSud-Ouest
51.6%56.7%60.0%26.8%55.8%61.8%48.0%48.8%72.2%45.7%56.2%45.2%75.9%55.4%
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How does Burkina Faso compare to other countries?

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Burkina Faso
Child marriage age
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YearBurkina Faso
198559.4%
199058.4%
199557.1%
200055.0%
200550.1%
201051.6%
201551.3%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Burkina Faso51.3%
Perspective
Child marriage age

For more data related to child marriage, please see the child marriage country profiles available on the UNICEF Data website

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