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Table 4 Results of binary logistic regression analyses on ever been pregnant (dependent variable) with socio-demographics and risk behaviours (independent variables) from adolescent girls who ever had sex (N = 5060)

From: Teenage pregnancy rates and associations with other health risk behaviours: a three-wave cross-sectional study among South African school-going adolescents

  Have you ever been pregnant
Variables N OR 95 % CI
Demographic characteristics    
 Race    
  Black African (Reference) 3261   
  Coloured 408 1.047 0.762–1.439
  Indian 30 0.649 0.219–1.917
  White* 201 0.374 0.203–0.691
  Other 30 1.676 0.738–3.810
 Age (in years)    
   ≤ 13 (Reference) 58   
  14 130 0.891 0.416–1.909
  15 258 0.748 0.371–1.507
  16 352 0.675 0.340–1.341
  17 361 0.619 0.311–1.232
   ≥ 18 2771 0.724 0.384–1.367
Socio-economic status    
 Does your father have a paying job    
  Yes, works 5 or more days a week (Reference) 1383   
  Yes, works less than 5 days a week 292 0.907 0.641–1.283
  No, he gets a social grant 479 1.019 0.768–1.352
  No, he is unemployed* 354 1.430 1.061–1.928
  No, he is ill or disabled 113 1.483 0.922–2.384
  No, he has retired 423 0.807 0.594–1.097
  My father is deceased* 498 1.451 1.112–1.893
  I don’t know 388 1.119 0.814–1.537
 Does your mom have a paying job    
  Yes, works 5 or more days a week (Reference) 1200   
  Yes, works less than 5 days a week 443 1.007 0.747–1.358
  No, she gets a social grant 690 1.195 0.929–1.537
  No, she is a housewife 914 0.962 0.757–1.222
  No, she is ill or disabled 82 1.132 0.641–1.999
  No, she has retired 90 1.218 0.711–2.089
  My mother is deceased 289 1.134 0.811–1.586
  I don’t know* 222 1.484 1.018–2.163
Sexual activity and related behaviours    
 First sex at age ≤ 13 267 1.299 0.812–2.078
 Number of sexual partners    
  1 person (Reference) 2599   
  2 or more persons* 1331 1.250 1.039–1.503
Ever use alcohol before sex* 407 1.373 1.004–1.878
 Condom use    
  Rarely (Reference) 1195   
  Mostly* 2735 0.790 0.649–0.962
 Contraceptive methods    
  No method (Reference) 570   
  Birth control pills 160 1.004 0.618–1.762
  Condoms* 1697 0.462 0.309–0.691
  Injection 557 1.142 0.747–1.746
  Other* 341 0.602 0.370–0.978
Violence    
 Ever been hit by your boyfriend 950 1.204 0.975–1.488
 Ever hit your boyfriend 693 1.247 0.987–1.575
 Ever forced to have sex 655 0.974 0.768–1.235
 Ever forced someone to have sex 287 1.165 0.845–1.607
Psychological well-being    
 Ever had serious sad and hopeless feelings 1349 1.075 0.898–1.287
 Suicidal 1086 0.938 0.808–1.196
Smoking and substance use related behaviours    
 Smoked cigarettes* 869 0.641 0.497–0.825
 Alcohol use 2451 0.871 0.718–1.057
 Binge drinking* 1331 0.624 0.503–0.774
 Marijuana 466 1.315 0.970–1.782
 Sniffed glue, 329 0.979 0.711–1.348
 Mandrax* 135 1.968 1.243–3.117
 Cocaine 123 1.549 0.935–2.566
 Heroin 211 1.021 0.696–1.499
 Injection 154 1.176 0.764–1.808
 Other 150 0.839 0.510–1.380
  1. *Bold means the variable is significant, p < 0.05