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Table 1 Bivariate analyses of the socio-demographic, biological characteristics and prenatal assistance data related to age group in pregnant adolescents assisted in Public Health Care Services.

From: Preventive behavior for toxoplasmosis in pregnant adolescents in the state of Ceara, Brazil

Variables Age group (years) Total p
  12-14 15-19   
  n(%) 95%CI n(%) 95%CI n(%)  
Marital status (n = 320)      0.003
Single 23(60.5) 44.5-75.0 101(35.8) 30.4-41.5 124(38.7)  
Married 15(39.5) 25.0-55.5 181(64.2) 58.5-69.6 196(61.3)  
Religion (n = 308)      0.010
Yes 18(47.4) 32.0-63.1 185(68.5) 59.9-70.9 203(65.9)  
No 20(52.6) 36.9-68.0 85(31.5) 25.0-35.7 105(34.1)  
Racial classification (n = 320)     0.109
Non-white 32(84.2) 70.0-93.3 212(75.2) 69.9-79.9 244(76.2)  
White 6(15.8) 6.7-30.0 70(24.8) 20.0-30.1 76(23.8)  
Studying (n = 320)      0.075
Yes 21(55.3) 39.4-70.4 113(40.1) 34.5-45.9 134(41.9)  
No 17(44.7) 29.6-60.6 169(59.9) 54.1-65.5 186(58.1)  
Paid job (n = 320)      0.073
Yes 1(2.6) 0.1-12.3 35(12.4) 8.9-16.7 36(11.3)  
No 37(97.4) 87.7-99.9 247(87.6) 83.4-91.0 284(88.7)  
Annual family income (US$) (n = 320)     0.356
Less than 5436.00 20(52.6) 36.8-68.0 126(44.7) 38.9-50.5 146(45.6)  
More than 5436.00 18(47.4) 31.9-63.1 156(55.3) 49.5-61.0 174(54.4)  
People living with the pregnant adolescent (n = 320)    0.306
Less than 4 22(57.9) 41.9-72.7 187(66.3) 60.6-71.7 209(65.3)  
More than 4 16(42.1) 27.3-58.1 95(33.7) 28.4-39.4 111(34.7)  
First pregnancy (n = 320)      0.061
Yes 36(94.7) 83.7-99.1 234(83.0) 78.3-87.0 270(84.4)  
No 2(5.3) 0.9-16.3 48(17.0) 12.9-21.8 50(15.6)  
Living children (n = 50)      1.000*
1 child 2(100.0) 22.3-0.0 42(87.5) 75.8-94.8 44(88.0)  
2-3 children 0(-) - 6(12.5) 5.2-24.2 6(12.0)  
Gestation period in the 1 st consultation (n = 315)    0.220
1st trimester 20(55.6) 39.2-71.0 136(48.8) 42.9-54.6 156(49.5)  
2nd -3rd trimester 16(44.4) 28.9-60.8 143(51.2) 45.4-57.1 159(50.5)  
First consultation (n = 320)      0.055
Yes 23(60.5) 44.5-75.0 124(44.0) 38.2-49.8 147(45.9)  
No 15(39.5) 24.9-55.5 158(56.0) 50.2-61.7 173(54.1)  
Number of prenatal consultations (n = 320)    0.589
Less than 2 27(71.1) 55.2-83.7 188(66.7) 38.2-49.8 215(67.2)  
More than 2 11(28.9) 16.2-44.7 94(33.3) 28.0-39.0 105(32.8)  
IgG serology for toxoplasmosis (n = 214)     0.921
Positive 12(44.4) 26.8-63.2 85(45.4) 38.4-52.6 97(45.3)  
Negative 15(55.6) 36.7-73.2 102(54.6) 47.4-61.6 117(54.7)  
IgM serology for toxoplasmosis (n = 214)    0.506*
Positive 0(-) - 5(2.7) 0.9-6.1 5(2.3)  
Negative 27(100.0) 87.2-0.0 182(97.3) 93.9-99.1 209(97.7)  
  1. Fortaleza, Ceara. March 2009 to November 2010. (n = 320)
  2. *We used Fisher Exact Test