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The Top 5 Countries with the Highest Proportion of Teenage Brides

  Country Percentage Year of Survey
1 Democratic Rep. of the Congo 74.2 1984
2 Niger 61.9 1998
3 Congo 55.5 1984
4 Afghanistan 53.7 1979
5 Bangladesh 51.3 1991
Sources:  World Marriage Patterns 2000: United Nations population Division

List Notes: Percentage of 15-19 year old girls who have ever married.
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