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Table 1 Socio-demographic, obstetric, clinical characteristics and knowledge survey results (n = 326)

From: Knowledge, attitudes and peer influences related to pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health among adolescents using maternal health services in Ugu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Variables Frequencies (n) Percentages (%)
Age
 14–16 44 13.5%
 17–19 282 86.5%
Marital status of participants
 Single 321 98.5%
 Married 5 1.5%
Highest educational level
 Primary 9 2.8%
 Junior 12 3.7%
 Secondary 305 93.6%
Employment status of participants
 Employed full time 6 1.8%
 Employed part time 2 0.6%
 Unemployed 318 97.5%
Family characteristics
 Biological mother’s marital status   
  Single 147 45.1%
  Married 101 31%
  Other 78 23.9%
 Educational level of biological mother
  Primary school 29 8.9%
  Junior secondary 17 5.2%
  Senior secondary 118 35.6%
  Technical school 3 0.9%
  University degree 3 0.9%
  None 28 8.6%
  Do not know 130 39.9%
Obstetric history
 Had an adolescent repeat pregnancy?
  No 261 80.1%
  Yes 65 19.9%
 Number of spontaneous abortions
  0 298 91.4%
  1 27 8.3%
  2 1 0.3%
 Medical conditions
  High blood pressure 23 7.1%
  Anaemia 25 7.7%
  HIV 58 17.8
 Answered knowledge questions correctly (Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs)
  50% or more questions correct 143 43.9%
  Less than 50% correct 183 56.1%