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Table 1 Socio-demographic details of participants (n = 18)

From: “I have to provide for another life emotionally, physically and financially”: understanding pregnancy, motherhood and the future aspirations of adolescent mothers in KwaZulu-Natal South, Africa

Participant Number of pregnancies Pregnancy Planned/Unplanned Living situation Relationship status Education level Employment status
Participant 1 2 Unplanned Living with biological mother In a relationship, not living together Junior high
Dropped out of school
Unemployed
Participant 2 2 Planned Living with biological mother Engaged to father of children. Lobola has been paid by partner Senior high
Studying at an FET college
Unemployed.
Participant 3 2 Unplanned Living with biological parents In a relationship, not living together Junior high
Dropped out school
Unemployed
Participant 4 2 Unplanned Living with biological mother and siblings In a relationship. not living together Senior high
Dropped out of school
Unemployed
Participant 5 2 Unplanned Living with biological sister In a relationship. not living together Junior high
Dropped out of school
Unemployed
Participant 6 1 Unplanned Living with biological parents and siblings In a relationship. not living together Senior high Unemployed
Participant 7 1 Unplanned Living with an aunt. In a relationship. not living together Junior high
Dropped out of school
Unemployed
Participant 8 1 Unplanned Living with biological mother and siblings In a relationship. not living together Senior high Unemployed
Participant 9 1 Unplanned Living with biological mother and siblings Single Senior high Unemployed
Participant 10 1 Unplanned Living with an aunt and biological siblings Single Senior high
Dropped out of school.
Unemployed
Participant 11 1 Unplanned Living with sister In a relationship. not living together Senior high
Dropped out of school
Unemployed
Participant 12 1 Unplanned Living with biological mother Single Junior high
Dropped out of school
Unemployed
Participant 13 1 Unplanned Living with an aunt In a relationship. not living together Senior high. Dropped out of school Unemployed
Participant 14 1 Unplanned Living with biological sister In a relationship. not living together Senior high
Dropped of School
Unemployed
Participant 15 2 Unplanned Living with maternal grandparents Single Junior high
Dropped out of School
Unemployed
Participant 16 2 Unplanned Living with biological mother and sibling Single Primary school
Dropped out of school
Unemployed
Participant 17 2 Unplanned Living with maternal grandmother In a relationship. not living together Senior high Unemployed
Studying at University
Participant 18 2 Unplanned Living with biological mother and siblings In a relationship. not living together Senior high
Dropped out of school
Unemployed