Middle Africa

Congo

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

133 thousand

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

7%
447.2 thousand

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

27%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Middle Africa
  • Congo
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YearMiddle AfricaCongo
199029.2%
199526.3%
199733.9%
200023.0%
200234.2%
200530.2%
200734.2%
201025.4%
201235.9%
201527.3%
201734.3%
202233.3%
Child marriage age

Congo

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Congo

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201521.9%44.9%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201547.6%35.4%26.7%25.7%9.4%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201555.3%40.7%23.0%
Child marriage age

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2015

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Congo in 2015

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YearCongoBouenzaCuvetteCuvette-OuestKouilouLékoumouLikoualaNiariPlateauxPoolSanghaBrazzavillePoint-Noire
27.3%34.2%37.1%33.8%49.6%31.1%43.9%34.3%59.5%53.8%38.5%20.9%23.7%
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How does Congo compare to other countries?

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Congo
Child marriage age
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YearCongo
199029.2%
199526.3%
200023.0%
200530.2%
201025.4%
201527.3%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Congo21.9%44.9%27.3%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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