The Top 5 Countries with the Highest Proportion of Teenage Brides

  Country Percentage Year of Survey
Democratic Rep. of the Congo 74.2 1984
Niger 61.9 1998
Congo 55.5 1984
Afghanistan 53.7 1979
Bangladesh 51.3 1991
Sources:  World Marriage Patterns 2000: United Nations population Division
List Notes: Percentage of 15-19 year old girls who have ever married.
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