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Table 1 Descriptions of variables

From: Does women’s caste make a significant contribution to adolescent pregnancy in Nepal? A study of Dalit and non-Dalit adolescents and young adults in Rupandehi district

Variable Coding Description
Socio-Demographic
 Caste/Ethnicity 1 = Dalit Woman’s reported caste and ethnic group
2 = Brahmin/Chhetri  
3 = Jana Jaati  
4 = Madhesi/Muslim  
 Age of women Continuous Completed age of the woman at the time of survey in years
 Place of residence 1 = Urban Woman’s place of residence at the time of survey
2 = Rural  
 Respondent’s education 0 = Illiterate Number of years of education completed by the woman
1 = Primary (up to 5 grade)
2 = Secondary and above (6 +)
 Respondent’s occupation 1 = Unemployed Occupation of woman at the time of survey
2 = Farmer/Laborer  
3 = Employed/Business  
 Age at marriage 1 = Under 16 years Age of woman at marriage in years
2 = 17 years. and above  
 Type of marriage 1 = Love/Self
2 = Arranged
Self-reported; A love marriage is chosen partner herself and self-get married
Family Background
 Husband’s education 0 = Primary or less/Illiterate Number of years of education completed by the women’s husband
1 = Secondary and above (6 +)
 Husband’s occupation 1 = Unemployed/Labor/Farmer Occupation of women’s husband at the time of survey
2 = Employed/Business  
 Household wealth index 1 = Poor
2 = Middle
3 = Rich
Whether or not the family have:
- Live stocks: Buffalo, Cow/Bull, Horse/Mule, Goat/Sheep, Chicken/Duck/Pigeon, Pigs
- Household items: Electricity, Motorbike, Rikshaw, Bull cart, Bicycle, Phone, TV, Radio, Fan, Computer, Refrigerator
- Own house
- Type of roof
- Toilets and its type
- Source of water use
Individual Behaviour
 Age at first sex 1 = 11–16 years
2 = 17 years and above
Completed age of woman at the time of first sexual intercourse
 Often/sometime attends fair/Club 0 = No
1 = Yes
Woman attending local fairs and clubs
 Often/sometime goes to movie 0 = No
1 = Yes
Often goes to movie
 Often/sometime drinks alcohol 0 = No
1 = Yes
Alcohol consumption by the woman