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Table 3 Percentage of adolescent’s recent pregnancies and births that were unintended in the East African countries, using the most recent DHS

From: Pregnancy and early motherhood among adolescents in five East African countries: a multi-level analysis of risk and protective factors

Variables Kenya, 2014
n = 481
Malawi, 2015
n = 1515
Uganda,2016
n = 1053
Tanzania, 2015
n = 771
Zambia, 2014
n = 1025
Educational status
 No education 8.8 29.9 41.6 21.4 34.0
 Primary 60.8 49.9 52.4 40.0 46.8
 Secondary & higher 68.6 65.3 62.0 65.4 66.8
Age, in years
 15 88.5 85.2 93.5 40.2 77.1
 16 79.8 68.7 66.7 45.4 56.3
 17 59.1 55.9 55.3 52.7 60.3
 18 59.0 51.2 52.3 36.5 59.0
 19 57.5 44.0 50.3 39.9 52.2
Residence
 Urban 56.0 51.9 56.1 57.0 69.2
 Rural 64.5 51.6 53.9 35.9 50.5
Wealth index
 Poorest 52.6 43.6 52.4 28.4 40.3
 poorer 69.5 34.8 53.2 36.9 50.9
 Middle 64.0 30.5 58.6 46.0 65.9
 Richer 68.2 24.7 47.9 49.4 62.3
 Richest 48.8 15.3 61.9 57.5 76.5
Total (%) 61.7 51.6 54.3 41.3 56.8