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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of female participants aged 15 to 19 years

From: Community social capital on the timing of sexual debut and teen birth in Nicaragua: a multilevel approach

Variables Female youth N = 2 766 Female youth who ever had sex N = 1 247
Mean (SE) %wta Median time to first sexual encounter (years) Log rank test (p-value) Mean (SE) %wta Median time to first birth (months) Log rank test (p-value)
Women’s education (years) 7.75 (0.08)    6.90 (0.11)    
 Low (0 to 7 years)   54.6 16 <0.001   57.6 25 0.02
 High (8 to 16 years)   45.3 19    42.3 30  
Wealth index quintiles
 Poorest   21.0 16 <0.001   26.1 24 0.001
 Poorer   16.6 17    20.6 33  
 Middle   26.5 18    24.2 31  
 Richer   18.4 17    19.5 34  
 Richest   17.3 19    9.60 31  
Marital status
 Unmarried   44.4     36.5 30 0.0001
 Married   55.5     63.4 25  
Woman’s religion
 No religion   15.4 16 <0.001   20.5 25 0.50
 Catholics   44.7 18    40.7 26  
 Protestants   37.5 17    37.3 28  
Residence area
 Urban   54.9 18 <0.001   48.9 30 0.002
 Rural   45.0 17    51.0 24  
Age of sexual debut (years)
 15 or under       62.5 27 0.80
 16–19       37.4 25  
Have you ever had abortions?
 Yes       14.5 27 0.91
 No       85.4 27  
  1. Residential stability: stables, the adolescent have lived 10 or more years in the community; unstable, the adolescent have lived less than 10 years in the community
  2. Respondents who belong to other religion were excluded from the analysis
  3. a%wt: Weighted percentages
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