Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH   SPRING 2007 , Volume 5 , Number 1; Page(s) 17 To 28.
 
Paper: 

TREND OF AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE OF WOMEN IN TEHRAN PROVINCE, IRAN AND ITS COMPARISON WITH THE NATIONAL TREND, BASED ON THE HEALTH AND DISEASE SURVEY

 
 
Author(s):  KARIMLOU MASOUD, MOHAMMAD K., AZAM K.*, NOURBALA A.A.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Background and Aim: The present article attempts to define the current trend for age at first marriage, based on the nationwide Health Survey of 1999 and using the Brass model.

Material and Methods: The national Health survey was conducted in 1999 and involved 1/1000 of the total population, selected via cluster sampling (clusters of 8 households each).

The sample used for the present study consisted of 16000 women aged 15-49, including 3026 women in Tehran province. Variables used for analysis were current age, marital status, age at first marriage and residential area (urban/rural). The mean age at first marriage for married women was 17.8 years (sd=3.7) for the whole country, and 18.2 years (sd=3.7) for Tehran province.

Results: The Brass model fitted to the data revealed a significant decreasing trend for the proportion of married women in all age groups, especially in the 15-19 year-old category.
Conclusion: This obviously indicates an upward trend for age at first marriage.
 
Keyword(s): AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE, HEALTH SURVEY, BRASS MODEL
 
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