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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents in Burundi using the 1987, 2010 and 2016/17 BDHS

From: Prevalence, trend and determinants of adolescent childbearing in Burundi: a multilevel analysis of the 1987 to 2016–17 Burundi Demographic and Health Surveys data

Variables / categories BDHS year
1987 (N = 731) 2010(N = 2359) 2016–17(N = 3859)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Adolescent’s Age
 15–17 years 390 (53.4) 1442 (61.1) 2489 (64.5)
 18–19 years 341 (46.6) 917 (38.9) 1370 (35.5)
Residence
 Rural 700 (95.7) 2087 (88.4) 3310 (85.8)
 Urban 31 (4.3) 273 (11.6) 548 (14.2)
Health Regions
 Bujumbura Mairie   193 (8.2) 315 (8.2)
 North   657 (27.8) 1046 (27.1)
 Central East   565 (23.9) 947 (24.5)
 West   378 (16.0) 589 (15.3)
 South   568 (24.1) 961 (24.9)
Marital Status
 Single 682 (93.2) 2128 (90.2) 3601 (93.3)
 Married/living together 43 (5.9) 201 (8.5) 227 (5.9)
 Divorced/separated/widowed 6 (0.8) 30 (1.3) 31 (0.8)
Education
 No education 536 (73.3) 500 (21.2) 281 (7.3)
 Primary 186 (25.4) 1425 (60.4) 1836 (47.6)
 Secondary and above 9 (1.2) 434 (18.4) 1742 (45.1)
Currently working
 No 677 (92.5) 1112 (47.1) 1634 (42.4)
 Yes 54 (7.5) 1248 (52.9) 2224 (57.6)
Wealth Quantile
 Poorest   444 (18.8) 589 (15.3)
 Poorer   469 (19.9) 711 (18.4)
 Middle   468 (19.8) 769 (19.9)
 Richer   453 (19.2) 840 (21.8)
 Richest   525 (22.2) 950 (24.6)
Religion
 No religion   12 (0.5) 10 (0.3)
 Catholic   1442 (61.1) 2147 (55.7)
 Protestant   792 (33.5) 1417 (36.7)
 Adventist   43 (1.8) 124 (3.2)
 Muslim   50 (2.1) 105 (2.7)
 Othersa   22 (0.9) 56 (1.5)
  1. Others
  2. aJehovah witness and other sects