Central America

Guatemala

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

540 thousand

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

6%
2 million

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

29%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Central America
  • Guatemala
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YearCentral AmericaGuatemala
199040.0%
199536.9%
199722.7%
200036.5%
200223.4%
200536.0%
200724.3%
201030.9%
201225.1%
201529.5%
201723.9%
202222.8%
Child marriage age

Guatemala

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Guatemala

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201520.0%36.9%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201545.7%37.9%30.2%24.5%12.3%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201553.2%44.7%14.5%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Guatemala
Child marriage age
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YearGuatemala
199040.0%
199536.9%
200036.5%
200536.0%
201030.9%
201529.5%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Guatemala20.0%36.9%29.5%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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