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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of study respondents (N = 480), Lira (Uganda)

From: Predictors of teenage pregnancy among girls aged 13–19 years in Uganda: a community based case-control study

Variables Characteristics n (%)
1. Place of residence Rural 195 (40.6)
Urban 285 (59.4)
2. Age group (years) Younger teenagers (13–14) 102 (21.3)
Older teenagers (15–19) 378 (78.7)
3. School attendance Yes 246 (48.8)
No 234 (51.2)
4. Father’s education No education 33 (6.9)
Primary education 104 (21.7)
Secondary education 106 (22.1)
Post-secondary education 237 (49.4)
5. Mother’s education No education 81 (16.9)
Primary education 134 (27.9)
Secondary education 105 (21.9)
Post-secondary education 160 (33.3)
6. Parents alive Yes 347 (72.3)
No 133 (27.7)
7. Type of parents’ occupation Farmer 157 (32.7)
Business person 150 (31.3)
Government/NGO employed 53 (11.0)
Others* 120 (25.0)
8. Age at first sex (n = 360) Younger age 35 (9.7)
Older age 325 (90.3)
9. Marital status of teenage girls Yes 167 (34.8)
No 313 (65.2)
10. Parental separation/divorce Yes 113 (23.5)
No 367 (76.5)
11. Socio-economic status High 133 (27.7)
Medium 152 (31.7)
Low 195 (40.6)
12. Domestic violence Yes 317 (66.0)
No 163 (34.0)
13. Physical neglect Yes 275 (57.3)
No 205 (42.7)
14. Peer pressure Yes 270 (56.2)
No 210 (43.8)
15. Sexual abuse Yes 162 (33.8)
No 318 (66.2)
16. Lack of control over sex (n = 360) Yes 165 (45.8)
No 195 (54.2)
  1. N = number of participants, n = frequency of participants, % = percent, others* carpenters, builders and welders