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Table 7 Bivariate analysis (comparison of model variables for participants who had repeat pregnancies versus those who did not)

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 Adolescent Repeat Pregnancies
No
n = 261
Yes
n = 65
P-value*
Age (years) 18.0 (17.0–19.0) 19.0 (18.0–19.0) <  0.0001
Mother’s Marital Status 0.064
 Single 126 (48.3%) 21 (32.3%)  
 Married 76 (29.1%) 25 (38.5%)  
 Other 59 (22.6%) 19 (29.2%)  
Highest Education Level <  0.0001
 Primary 2 (0.8%) 7 (10.8%)  
 Junior 6 (2.3%) 6 (9.2%)  
 Secondary 253 (96.9%) 52 (80.0%)  
Answered knowledge questions correctly 1.0
 50% or more correct answers 115 (44.1%) 28 (43.1%)  
 Less than 50% correct answers 146 (55.9%) 37 (56.9%)  
  1. All continuous values are reported with median and inter-quartile range, Med (IQR), while categories are reported in percentages: n (%)
  2. *p value was obtained by Wilcoxon signed-ranked test for continuous variables and Fishers exact test for categorical variables, respectively