Middle Africa

Chad

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

887.9 thousand

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

24%
2.2 million

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

61%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Middle Africa
  • Chad
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YearMiddle AfricaChad
199442.7%
199733.9%
199944.7%
200234.2%
200450.4%
200734.2%
200958.1%
201235.9%
201458.4%
201734.3%
201960.6%
202233.3%
Child marriage age

Chad

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Chad

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201949.9%63.3%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201964.8%68.5%64.6%59.3%46.9%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201967.8%60.6%44.9%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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62% 72% 48% 74% 56% 45% 67% 73% 71% 82% 43% 57% 63% 61% 66% 37% 60% 44% 55% 73% 58% 67%

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2019

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Chad in 2019

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YearChadBarh-El-GazelBathaBorkouChari-BaguirmiEnnedi EstEnnedi OuestGuéraHadjer-LamisKanemLacLogone OccidentalLogone OrientalMandoulMayo-Kebbi EstMayo-Kebbi OuestMoyen-ChariN'DjamenaOuaddaïSalamatSilaTandjiléWadi Fira
60.6%61.6%71.9%48.5%74.3%56.0%44.7%67.2%73.3%70.5%82.1%56.7%63.4%61.2%66.1%37.2%59.6%44.2%54.7%72.9%58.4%67.4%42.6%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Chad
Child marriage age
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YearChad
199442.7%
199944.7%
200450.4%
200958.1%
201458.4%
201960.6%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Chad49.9%63.3%60.6%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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