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Table 1 Summary statistics of adolescent childbearing and hypertension in women aged 25-49, India NFHS 2015-16

From: Hypertension in women: the role of adolescent childbearing

  Childbirth in adolescence (%) Hypertension Diff. in
  Overall Early: Middle: Late: Prevalence Prevalence
   Age≤15 Age16−17 Age18−19   
      (%) (% points)
All ages 39.51 7.00 12.65 19.85 15.53 2.66***
  (39.24, 39.77) (6.88, 7.13) (12.49, 12.82) (19.66, 20.04) (15.35, 15.71) (2.33, 3.00)
Age 25 to 29 34.11 5.05 10.44 18.63 7.25 1.09***
  (33.67, 34.56) (4.85, 5.25) (10.15, 10.72) (18.29, 18.98) (7.01, 7.48) (0.60, 1.58)
Age 30 to 34 40.56 6.77 13.26 20.53 11.22 2.14***
  (40.04, 41.09) (6.51, 7.02) (12.93, 13.60) (20.13, 20.93) (10.92, 11.53) (1.50, 2.78)
Age 35 to 39 42.07 7.9 13.54 20.62 15.98 2.16***
  (41.53, 42.60) (7.61, 8.20) (13.17, 13.91) (20.21, 21.03) (15.61, 16.34) (1.43, 2.88)
Age 40 to 44 43.27 8.71 14.16 20.41 21.61 2.04***
  (42.71, 43.83) (8.39, 9.02) (13.75, 14.57) (19.98, 20.83) (21.16, 22.05) (1.13, 2.95)
Age 45 to 49 39.39 7.45 12.62 19.32 27.02 3.36***
  (38.84, 39.95) (7.16, 7.75) (12.26, 12.99) (18.87, 19.76) (26.51, 27.52) (2.33, 4.38)
  1. Estimates are obtained using complex survey weights. 95% confidence intervals are in parenthesis.
  2. Hypertension is defined as SBP ≥ 140mmHg and/or DBP ≥ 90mmHg and/or taking anti-hypertensive medication.
  3. Difference in prevalence refers to unadjusted difference in hypertension prevalence between women with and without adolescent childbirth experience.
  4. p<0.01,p<0.05,p<0.1