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Table 4 Adolescent girls’ viewpoint on the consequences of child marriage

From: Knowledge and viewpoint of adolescent girls regarding child marriage, its causes and consequences

Variable Totally agree Agree No opinion Disagree Totally disagree
1. Early marriage in girls is considered a form of gender inequality. 95 (31.7) 92 (30.7) 70 (23.3) 30 (10.0) 13 (4.3)
2. Early marriage deprives girls of their chance for education. 155 (51.7) 93 (31.0) 22 (7.3) 16 (5.3) 14 (4.7)
3. Early marriage can lead to an increase in marital conflicts and dissatisfaction with life. 100 (33.3) 103 (34.3) 73 (24.3) 16 (5.3) 8 (2.7)
4. Early marriage can lead to divorce. 132 (44.0) 88 (29.3) 50 (16.7) 21 (7.0) 9 (3.0)
5. Early marriage in girls can result in an increase in social damages such as addiction. 76 (25.3) 74 (24.7) 109 (36.3) 29 (9.7) 12 (4.0)
6. Early marriage can cause the severe attachment of women to their spouses. 65 (21.7) 83 (27.7) 96 (32.0) 40 (13.3) 16 (5.3)
7. In early marriage the probability of interference of families in the marital life and decision-making increases. 122 (40.7) 108 (36.0) 51 (17.0) 14 (4.7) 5 (1.7)
8. In early marriage, a woman cannot protect herself against the violence of her spouse. 103 (34.3) 97 (32.3) 56 (18.7) 31 (10.3) 13 (4.3)
9. Early marriage can lead to the decrease of a woman’s relationship with her surrounding world and result in her social isolation. 89 (29.7) 110 (36.7) 65 (21.7) 28 (9.3) 8 (2.7)
10. Early marriage is an obstacle against achieving a suitable social status and occupation by a girl. 121 (40.3) 101 (33.7) 42 (14.0) 31 (10.3) 5 (1.7)
11. Due to the improper course of childhood and adolescence, child marriage can lead to identity crises and psychological problems in a person. 129 (43.0) 115 (38.3) 36 (12.0) 16 (5.3) 4 (1.3)
12. If I get married early, I will pursue my studies. 158 (52.7) 65 (21.7) 59 (19.7) 6 (2.0) 12 (4.0)