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Table 2 Disparities in age at first marriage and age at first birth, Egypt (1995-2005)

From: Monitoring socioeconomic inequity in maternal health indicators in Egypt: 1995-2005

  Year
Indicator 1995 2000 2005
Median age at first marriage 18.0 18.0 19.0
CI by Education 0.05 (0.048 0.052) 0.05 (0.048 0.052) 0.05 (0.048 0.052)
CI by Wealth index 0.05 (0.048 0.052) 0.04 (0.038 0.042) 0.05 (0.048 0.052)
% married before age 16*** 24.0 20.1 15.4
CI by Education -0.38 (-0.392 -0.368) -0.45 (-0.464 -0.436) -0.47 (-0.484 -0.456)
CI by Wealth index -0.34 (-0.356 -0.324) -0.32 (-0.336 -0.304) -0.39 (-0.408 -0.372)
Median age at first birth 20.0 20.0 21.0
CI by Education 0.04 (0.038 0.042) 0.04 (0.038 0.042) 0.04 (0.038 0.042)
CI by Wealth index 0.04 (0.038 0.042) 0.04 (0.038 0.042) 0.04 (0.038 0.042)
% had first pregnancy before age 20 *** 35.2 30.8 26.2
CI by Education -0.37 (-0.382 -0.358) -0.40 (-0.412 -0.388) -0.40 (-0.412 -0.388)
CI by Wealth index -0.34 (-0.352 -0.328) -0.30 (-0.312 -0.288) -0.37 (-0.384 -0.356)
  1. CI refers to the concentration index
  2. *** significant at p < 0.001
  3. 95% Confidence intervals for concentration index are presented between parentheses