Factors associated with pregnancy among low-income Brazilian adolescents

  • Eva Diniz Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Silvia Helena Koller Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Keywords: adolescent pregnancy, sexual intercourse, family relations

Abstract

This study aimed to assess factors associated with teen pregnancy among low-income Brazilian adolescents (N = 452) with pregnancy experience (n = 226) and without this experience (n = 226). The mean of age of the sample was 16.86 years old (SD = 1.35) and 64% were girls. A multivariate analysis demonstrated that teen pregnancy was associated with: living with the partner; use of oral contraception; lower age of the first sexual intercourse; use of alcoholic drinks; and lesser division of home chores. Teen pregnancy tends to appear when a conjugation of developmental risk variables exists. This information can be important with a view to interventions focused on this population, as well as for teen pregnancy prevention campaigns.

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Published
2012-12-01
How to Cite
Diniz, E., & Koller, S. (2012). Factors associated with pregnancy among low-income Brazilian adolescents . Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 22(53), 305-314. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2012000300002
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