Eastern Africa

Madagascar

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

1 million

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

13%
3.5 million

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

39%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Eastern Africa
  • Madagascar
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YearEastern AfricaMadagascar
199634.7%
199748.1%
200135.7%
200246.2%
200642.7%
200744.9%
201139.8%
201245.0%
201638.9%
201740.1%
202138.8%
202235.9%
Child marriage age

Madagascar

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Madagascar

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
202121.3%44.4%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
Show Wealth table of data
YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
202158.3%54.6%44.4%32.2%15.0%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
202165.8%53.6%23.9%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Madagascar
Child marriage age
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YearMadagascar
199634.7%
200135.7%
200642.7%
201139.8%
201638.9%
202138.8%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Madagascar21.3%44.4%38.8%
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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