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National Statistics for Nigeria and Ethiopia

For Nigeria, the percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were married by age 20 was:

  • 92% if they had received no education,
  • 56% if they had received a primary education, and
  • 25% if they had received a secondary education.

The percentage of Nigerian women aged 20 to 24 years who had sex by the age of 20 was:

  • 85% if they had received no education,
  • 68% if they had received a primary education, and
  • 54% if they had received a secondary education.

The percentage of Nigerian women aged 20 to 24 years who had given birth by the age of 20 was:

  • 77% if they had received no education,
  • 47% if they had received a primary education, and
  • 18% if they had received a secondary education.

For Ethiopia, the percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were married by age 20 was:

  • 72% if they had received no education,
  • 58% if they had received a primary education, and
  • 32% if they had received a secondary education.

The percentage of Ethiopian women aged 20 to 24 years who had sex by the age of 20 was:

  • 72% if they had received no education,
  • 56% if they received a primary education, and
  • 41% if they had received a secondary education.

The percentage of Ethiopian women aged 20 to 24 years who had given birth by the age of 20 was:

  • 48% if they had received no education,
  • 42% if they had received a primary education, and
  • 20% if they had received a secondary education.

Information found on World Bank’s “Girls’ Education in Africa: What Do We Know about Strategies That Work?” Written by Eileen Kane in 2004. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EDUCATION/Resources/278200-1099079877269/547664-1099080014368/girls_ed_Africa04_AFRHD.pdf
 

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