Middle Africa

Sao Tome and Principe

Summary

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Absolute number

Prevalence

4.2 thousand

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

5%
19.5 thousand

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

28%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Middle Africa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
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YearMiddle AfricaSao Tome and Principe
199434.3%
199733.9%
199930.3%
200234.2%
200430.0%
200734.2%
200931.4%
201235.9%
201440.7%
201734.3%
201928.0%
202233.3%
Child marriage age

Sao Tome and Principe

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Sao Tome and Principe

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201925.7%32.7%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201945.0%28.8%32.5%20.6%11.0%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201957.9%20.0%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Sao Tome and Principe
Child marriage age
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YearSao Tome and Principe
199434.3%
199930.3%
200430.0%
200931.4%
201440.7%
201928.0%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Sao Tome and Principe25.7%32.7%28.0%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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