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Table 2 Cross-tabulation and bi-variate analysis of the socio-demographic factors intervention strategies and early marriage in UP and Bihar (India)

From: Effectiveness of a community based intervention to delay early marriage, early pregnancy and improve school retention among adolescents in India

  Early Marriage All Male Female
Currently going to school
 Yes 44 (3.7)   7 (1.2)   37 (6.4)  
 No 88 (23.1) 7.77 (5.29–11.40)* 8 (4.3) 3.85 (1.38–10.77)* 80 (40.6) 10.07 (6.50–15.60)*
Income
  > 3000 157 (11.4)   12 (2.0)   145 (18.9)  
  ≤ 3000 16 (5.4) .45 (.26–.76)* 4 (2.0) 1.01 (.32–3.17) 12 (12.9) .64 (.33–1.20)
Caste
 General 27 (6.7)   1 (0.5)   26 (13.5)  
 OBC/SC/ST 146 (11.5) 1.82 (1.18–2.79)* 15 (2.5) 5.40 (.70–41.09) 131 (19.6) 1.57 (1.00–2.48)
Exposure to peer educators
 Yes 18 (7.5)   2 (3.2)   16 (9.0)  
 No 144 (11.2) 1.54 (.92–2.58) 13 (2.0) .60 (.13–2.71) 131 (21.1) 2.69 (1.55–4.65)*
Access to Media
 Yes 27 (6.0)   6 (1.9)   21 (15.4)  
 No 146 (11.9) 2.12 (1.38–3.24)* 10 (2.0) 1.05 (.38–2.90) 136 (18.8) 1.27 (.77–2.09)
Exposure to Youth Information Centre
 Yes 20 (5.4)   2 (1.2)   18 (9.0)  
 No 153 (11.8) 2.33 (1.44–3.78)* 14 (2.2) 1.86 (.42–8.28) 139 (21.1) 2.71 (1.61–4.57)*
  1. *P value p<0.05