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Dynamics of child marriage and marital timing in Nigeria: A retrogression or progression?
Authors: Adebowale SA
Source: Health Care for Women International, Online first; DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2018.1490742
Topic(s): Child marriage
Country: Africa
Published: AUG 2018
Abstract: The researcher assessed trends and patterns of marital timing and child marriage (CM) among women of reproductive age in Nigeria. Four rounds of Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data-set were used (1990-2013). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Cox-regression model with time-dependent covariates (a?=?0.05). CM (<18 years) falls consistently from 63.8% in 1990 to 56.3% in 2013. The hazard ratio of CM was 1.24 (CI =1.19-1.28, p?