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Table 1 Characteristics of Western Australian girls aged 4-16 years in 1993

From: Antecedents of teenage pregnancy from a 14-year follow-up study using data linkage

Characteristic Proportion (%) 95% CI
Family type   
   Original 73.2 69.0 - 77.0
   Step/blended 9.8 2.6 - 12.2
   Sole-parent 17.0 13.6 - 20.8
Child's CBCL score - Aggressive & Delinquent (parent and teacher reported)   
   Aggressive and Delinquent 2.3 1.5 - 3.3
   Either Aggressive or Delinquent 6.8 5.3 - 8.4
   Neither Aggressive nor Delinquent 90.9 88.7 - 92.8
Combined carer income   
   Low 38.8 34.4 - 43.3
   Medium 38.6 34.5 - 43.1
   High 22.6 19.6 - 26.2
Region   
   Metropolitan 73.5 68.1 - 78.5
   Non-Metropolitan 26.5 22.3 - 31.0
Primary carer was a smoker   
   Yes 23.8 20.2 - 27.7
Highest school year completed by primary carer   
   Year 9 or lower 14.1 11.3 - 17.3
   Year 10 or higher 85.9 82.7 - 88.8
Girl's mother was a teenage mother   
   Yes 4.4 3.2 - 6.0
Primary carer was in receipt of government benefits   
   Yes 36.8 32.7 - 41.1
Importance of religion for child's primary carer   
   Very important 21.8 18.7 - 25.3
   Reasonably important 34.1 30.7 - 37.5
   Not at all important 44.1 40.2 - 48.3
Child was breastfed   
   Yes 84.3 81.3 - 86.9
Family functioning   
   Poor 10.9 8.7 - 13.7