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Table 1 socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the study participants, EDHS 2016

From: Spatial distribution and associated factors’ of early marriage among reproductive age women in Ethiopia: a secondary data analysis of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2016

Variables Frequency
n = 11,646
Percentages
Age specific marriage
 10 145 0.92
 11 201 1.28
 12 401 2.56
 13 750 4.78
 14 1204 7.68
 15 2345 14.65
 16 1984 12.65
 17 1722 10.87
 ≥ 18 7322 62.87
Age at marriage
 Less than 18 year 4324 37.13
 18 years and above 7322 62.87
Mother’s age
 < 20 1237 10.61
 20–34 6268 53.81
 35–49 4142 36.56
Religion
 Orthodox 4970 42.67
 Muslim 3906 33.54
 Protestant 2498 21.45
 Othersa 271 2.33
Residence
 Urban 2102 18.05
 Rural 9544 81.95
Region
 Tigray 487 7.23
 Afar 108 0.93
 Amhara 2888 24.79
 Oromia 4433 38.08
 Somalia 358 3.07
 Benishangul Gumuz 125 1.07
 SNNP 12,310 19.08
 Gambela 34 0.79
 Harari 29 0.25
 Addis Ababa 451 3.88
 Dire Dawa 63 0.54
Mother’s educational status
 Unable to read and write 7059 60.61
 Primary education 3351 28.77
 Secondary education 764 6.56
 Higher education 473 4.06
Husband educational status
 Unable to read and write 4763 46.59
 Primary education 3772 39.90
 Secondary education 975 9.54
 Higher education 713 6.97
Mother’s occupation
 Not working 5968 48.76
 Working 5679 51.24
Husband occupation
 Not working 807 5.16
 Working 9416 94.84
Media exposure
 No media exposure 2583 22.10
 Has media exposure 7782 77.90
Wealth index
 Poor 4504 38.67
 Middle 2324 19.95
 Rich 4819 41.38
  1. aOthers represent catholic and traditional religion follower