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Table 2 Distribution of pregnancy termination among adolescent girls and young women by the explanatory variables (Weighted)

From: Socio-demographic determinants of pregnancy termination among adolescent girls and young women in selected high fertility countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Variables Frequency
(n)
Percentage
(%)
Pregnancy termination p-value
Individual level variables Yes No
Age      p < 0.001
 15–19 33,492 53.4 2.4 97.6  
 20–24 29,255 46.6 8.5 91.5  
Level of education     p < 0.001
 No Education 19,780 31.5 6.5 93.5  
 Primary 16,604 26.5 6.2 93.8  
 Secondary/Higher 26,363 42.0 3.7 96.3  
Marital Status     p < 0.001
 Single 34,510 55.0 1.4 98.6  
 Cohabiting 5870 9.4 12.1 87.9  
 Married 22,367 35.7 9.4 90.6  
Wealth quintile      p < 0.001
 Poorest 10,302 16.4 6.1 94.0  
 Poorer 11,844 18.9 6.0 94.0  
 Middle 12,164 19.4 5.7 94.3  
 Richer 13,082 45.9 5.0 95.0  
 Richest 15,355 24.5 4.1 96.0  
Frequency of reading newspaper/magazine    p < 0.001
 Not at all 52,322 83.4 5.5 94.5  
 Less than once a week 5242 8.4 3.9 96.1  
 At least once a weak 5182 8.3 4.0 96.0  
Frequency of listening to radio     p < 0.001
 Not at all 26,172 41.7 5.0 95.0  
 Less than once a week 12,319 19.6 5.1 94.9  
 At least once a week 24,256 38.7 5.6 94.4  
Frequency of watching television     p < 0.001
 Not at all 35,436 56.5 5.8 94.2  
 Less than once a week 8361 13.3 4.7 95.3  
 At least once a weak 18,951 30.2 4.4 95.6  
Parity      p < 0.001
 Zero births 35,551 56.7 2.3 97.7  
 One birth 12,869 20.5 8.8 91.2  
 Two births 8484 13.5 9.9 90.1  
 Three or more births 5842 9.3 8.6 91.4  
 Contextual level variables      
Place of residence     p < 0.001
 Urban 23,133 36.9 4.3 95.7  
 Rural 39,614 63.1 5.8 94.2  
Community literacy level      p < 0.001
 Low 20,879 33.3 6.2 93.9  
 Moderate 20,635 32.9 5.2 94.8  
 High 21,233 33.8 4.4 95.6  
Community socio-economic status     p < 0.001
 Low 31,750 50.6 5.9 94.1  
 Moderate 8746 13.9 5.2 94.8  
 High 22,251 35.5 4.3 95.7  
  1. *P-values obtained from chi-square test of independence