Table 6

Comparison of marital status, age and marriage and gauna, and percentages of household members married by ages 15 and 18, by study arm, pretrial census data for 54 Clusters, Kapilvastu and Rupandehi districts, Nepal

Under 15Ages 15–19Ages 20–24Ages 25–29Ages 30–34Ages 35–39Ages 40–44Ages 45–49Ages 25–49Ages 49+
Control arm
Women, N14391226110991076974564050835721586
Married by age 15, %5.616.628.239.947.351.956.343.063.1
Married by age 18, %40.951.768.976.276.679.168.981.1
Median age at first marriage of those married13.016.017.117.116.215.215.014.815.813.6
Median age at gauna of those married16.718.218.417.717.317.016.817.515.7
Men, N1593124593477059965453552130791695
Married by age 15, %1.16.613.419.929.133.537.625.645.4
Married by age 18, %18.027.440.450.353.154.543.960.4
Median age at first marriage of those married16.618.419.319.718.317.717.718.616.9
Median age at gauna of those married17.319.320.621.220.220.020.319.419.5
TPP arm
Women, N15871297135097075175752545834611489
Married by age 15, %7.625.445.759.962.468.867.058.772.9
Married by age 18, %52.268.479.885.986.385.679.785.0
Median age at first marriage of those married13.015.816.315.614.113.913.013.314.212.3
Median age at gauna of those married16.717.918.017.016.916.416.817.116.4
Men, N18241324108284266872751047632231698
Married by age 15, %1.37.819.532.039.242.449.234.554.8
Married by age 18, %20.679.854.562.061.665.154.269.3
Median age at first marriage of those married8.016.918.118.517.316.716.016.017.015.2
Median age at gauna of those married13.017.319.420.619.719.719.119.619.819.2
TPP+ arm
Women, N1419106899676967466153143430691346
Married by age 15, %5.818.932.040.552.848.855.144.561.6
Married by age 18, %42.656.767.276.473.376.068.978.5
Median age at first marriage of those married12.515.717.016.415.815.015.114.715.513.5
Median age at gauna of those married13.516.518.217.817.517.317.217.217.415.9
Men, N1437108283364753758849246427281527
Married by age 15, %0.96.715.320.728.729.134.124.942.1
Married by age 18, %19.333.541.252.950.255.445.958.9
Median age at first marriage of those married15.618.219.018.618.017.917.318.216.6
Median age at gauna of those married16.819.320.320.220.020.119.720.119.3
  • TPP, Tipping Point Programme.