Table 2

Estimated proportion of girls from the WACHS that became pregnant as a teenager, became teenage mothers or who had an abortion as a teenager

Proportion who became pregnant as a teenager (n = 155)

Proportion who became teenage mothers (n = 94)

Proportion who had an abortion as a teenager (n = 72)

%

95% CI

%

95% CI

%

95% CI


All girls in WACHS (n = 1,374)

10.5

8.3 - 13.0

6.9

5.0 - 9.3

4.2

3.1 - 5.4


Family type

Original

7.5

5.6 - 9.6

3.9

2.5 - 5.9

4.0

2.9 - 5.6

Step/blended

16.8

10.5 - 25.7

12.1

7.0 - 19.5

5.5

2.7 - 10.7

Sole-parent

19.6

12.1 - 30.1

17.0

9.6 - 27.8

4.0

2.2 - 7.2

Child's CBCL score - Aggressive &

Delinquent (parent and teacher reported)

Aggressive and Delinquent

39.5

19.7 - 61.5

28.0

11.6 - 47.8

11.5

2.5 - 31.2

Either Aggressive or Delinquent

17.5

9.4 - 27.5

13.7

6.6 - 23.2

3.8

0.8 - 11.1

Neither Aggressive nor Delinquent

9.4

7.2 - 12.0

6.0

4.0 - 8.4

4.1

3.1 - 5.5

Child's CBCL score - total t score (parent reported)

Normal

9.8

7.5 - 12.7

6.3

4.3 - 9.1

4.1

3.0 - 5.4

Abnormal

17.5

9.4 - 27.5

12.1

6.1 - 20.2

5.4

1.0 - 13.1

Not stated

9.4

3.8 - 18.3

7.3

2.7 - 14.9

3.8

0.8 - 11.4

Child's CBCL score - total t score (teacher reported)

Normal

9.9

7.0 - 13.1

6.3

4.0 - 9.9

4.4

3.1 - 5.9

Abnormal

23.3

14.9 - 34.6

15.8

9.0 - 25.2

7.9

2.4 - 16.3

Not stated

8.1

5.6 - 11.8

5.7

3.5 - 9.0

2.7

1.2 - 5.0

Combined carer income

Low

15.7

11.2 - 20.8

12.3

8.1 - 17.1

4.3

2.5 - 6.5

Medium

7.3

5.1 - 9.9

3.1

1.8 - 5.0

4.6

2.8 - 6.9

High

6.6

3.9 - 11.0

2.7

0.9 - 6.0

4.3

2.0 - 8.0

Region

Metropolitan

9.6

6.8 - 12.8

6.8

4.4 - 10.0

3.2

2.1 - 4.8

Non-Metropolitan

12.9

10.2 - 15.8

7.3

5.3 - 9.5

6.9

4.8 - 9.5

Primary carer was a smoker

Yes

14.6

10.9 - 19.5

10.5

7.2 - 14.7

5.0

2.6 - 8.6

No

9.0

6.5 - 11.9

5.6

3.3 - 8.4

3.9

2.8 - 5.3

Highest school year completed by primary carer

Year 9 or lower

22.3

12.9 - 33.8

18.5

9.2 - 29.5

5.2

2.6 - 8.9

Year 10 or higher

8.4

6.7 - 10.3

4.9

3.5 - 6.6

4.1

2.9 - 5.4

Girl's mother was a teenage mother

Yes

24.1

14.4 - 38.4

20.6

11.1 - 34.7

5.1

2.0 - 11.4

No

9.8

7.7 - 12.4

6.2

4.3 - 8.6

4.2

3.1 - 5.5

Primary carer in receipt of government benefits

Yes

14.9

10.5 - 20.3

12.6

8.2 - 17.7

3.4

1.9 - 5.7

No

7.7

6.0 - 9.8

3.4

2.4 - 4.9

4.7

3.3 - 6.3

Importance of religion for child's primary carer

Very important

6.3

3.7 - 10.7

4.7

2.5 - 7.9

2.0

0.6 - 5.6

Reasonably important

12.2

7.5 - 18.5

8.9

4.5 - 15.2

3.7

2.2 - 5.6

Not at all important

10.8

6.7 - 25.4

5.8

3.7 - 8.7

6.0

4.0 - 8.8

Child was breastfed

Yes

10.5

8.2 - 13.3

7.4

5.2 - 10.2

3.7

2.7 - 4.9

No

9.6

5.6 - 15.1

4.1

1.7 - 7.7

6.9

3.3 - 12.1

Family functioning

Good

8.3

6.3 - 10.5

5.2

3.5 - 7.3

3.8

2.6 - 5.2

Poor

19.5

9.6 - 34.6

13.5

3.6 - 29.8

6.0

2.7 - 11.9

Child's birth weight

Normal

10.5

8.2 - 13.1

7.2

5.2 - 9.8

3.9

3.0 - 5.1

Low

8.3

3.1 - 17.3

2.9

0.6 - 8.3

6.5

1.7 - 15.0


Gaudie et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:63   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-63

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