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Table 2 Mean age at childbearing and singulate mean age at marriage by selected sub-Saharan countries

From: Adult mortality in sub-Saharan Africa using 2001—2009 census data: does estimation method matter?

  Census year Mean age at child bearing (M) Singulate mean age at marriage (SMAM)
Country Male Female Male Female
Cameroon 2005 34.0 26.4 27.6 21.9
Kenya 2009 32.0 26.7 26.8 22.4
Liberia 2008 33.4 28.9 26.7 22.3
Mali 2009 35.6 29.4 26.4 19.5
Sierra Leone 2004 36.1 28.6 26.8 19.7
South Africa 2001 32.1 27.1 30.9 28.1
South Sudan 2008 34.7 28.5 32.9 20.4
Sudan 2008 34.5 28.3 27.9 21.7
Tanzania 2002 33.0 27.2 25.7 21.0
Uganda 2002 30.2 25.7 23.9 20.1
  1. Source: Author computations from Census datasets