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Table 3 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants

From: Prevalence and associated factors of adolescent pregnancy (15–19 years) in East Africa: a multilevel analysis

Variables Weighted frequency (%)
Age of respondent 15–17 6977 (40.46%)
18–19 10,268 (59.54%)
Wealth status Poor 6998 (40.58%)
Middle 3440 (19.95%)
Rich 6808 (39.48%)
Sex of house hold head Male 11,986 (69.51%)
Female 5259 (30.49%)
Residence Rural 12,724 (73.78%)
Urban 4521 (26.22%)
Media exposure Yes 12,145 (70.43%)
No 5101 (29.57%)
Marital statues Married 8012 (46.46%)
Unmarried 9233 (53.54%)
Contraceptive use Yes 3980 (23.08%)
No 13,265 (76.92%)
Relation to house hold head Head/spouse 5625 (32.62%)
Daughter 6106 (35.41%)
Relative or other 5512 (31.96%)
Respondent working statues Working 8603 (49.89%)
Not working 8642 (50.11%)
Educational level No education 1428 (8.28%)
Primary education 9938 (57.64%)
Secondary education 5876 (34.08%)
Age at first sex 5–14 4555 (26.43%)
15–17 10,714 (62.17%)
18–19 1965 (11.40%)
Community poverty Low 8403 (48.73%)
High 8842 (51.27%)
Community-women educational level Low 8870 (51.43%)
High 8375 (48.57%)
Community contraceptive utilization Low 7862 (45.59%)
High 9383 (54.41%)
Country Burundi 567 (3.28%)
Ethiopia 832 (4.82%)
Kenya 2169 (12.58%)
Comoros 270 (1.56%)
Madagascar 2117 (12.28%)
Malawi 2734 (15.85%)
Mozambique 2029 (11.77%)
Rwanda 557 (3.23%)
Tanzania 1515 (8.78%)
Uganda 1947 (11.29%)
Zambia 1781 (10.33%)
Zimbabwe 728 (4.22%)