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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants (N = 18)

From: “My partner was not fond of using condoms and I was not on contraception”: understanding adolescent mothers’ perspectives of sexual risk behaviour in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Characteristics Number of participants (Percentage)
Age
 16–17 5 (28%)
 18–19 13 (72%)
Number of pregnancies
 1 9 (50%)
 2 9 (50%)
Planned/Unplanned Pregnancies
 Planned pregnancies 1 (5.6)%
 Unplanned pregnancies 17 (94.4%)
Living arrangements
 Living with biological mother 3 (16.6%)
 Living with biological parents 1 (5.6%)
 Living with biological mother and siblings 5 (27.8%)
 Living with biological parents and siblings 1 (5.6%)
 Living with maternal grandparents 2 (11.1%)
 Living with biological sister 3 (16.6%)
 Living with an aunt 2 (11.1%)
 Living with aunt and siblings 1 (5.6%)
Current relationship status
 In a relationship/not living together 12 (66.6%)
 Engaged 1 (5.6%)
 Single 5 (27.8%)
Education Level
 Grade 7 1 (5.6%)
 Grade 10 6 (33.3%)
 Grade 11 7 (38.9%)
 Grade 12 4 (22.2%)
Schooling status
 Completed schooling 4 (22.2%)
 Dropped out of school 13 (72.2%)
 Resumed schooling 1 (5.6%)
Employment status
 Employed 0
 Unemployed 18 (100%)