Socio-Economic factors influence the age at first marriage of Muslim women of a remote population from North-East India

The present cross sectional study was undertaken among the Assamese Muslim women of Kamrup district, Assam, one of the North-Eastern states of India with a view to understand the differences in the age at first marriage of women and socio-economic factors influencing it. The findings of the present study reveals that the age at marriage is negatively associated with the type of family i.e., the larger family type, lower is the mean age at marriage. The mean age at marriage is likely to increase with increase in maternal education and household income. However, the mean age at first marriage of Assamese Muslim women was found to be 19.40 ± 0.04 years in this population.