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Table 2 Individual background characteristics

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

Factors n %
Caste/Ethnicity 454 100
 Dalit 229 50.4
 Brahmin/Chhetri 71 15.6
 Jana Jaati 109 24.0
 Madhesi/Muslim 45 9.9
Place of Residence 454 100
 Rural 372 81.9
 Urban 82 18.1
Education 454 100
 Primary (Up to 5) 135 29.7
 Secondary & above (6 - University) 265 58.4
 Illiterate 54 11.9
Occupation 454 100
 Unemployed 391 86.1
 Others (Farmer/Laborer/Business) 63 13.9
Age @ Marriage 451 100
 09–16 years 155 34.4
 17 years and above 296 65.6
Family Background
 Family Type 454 100
  Nuclear 84 18.5
  Joint/Extended 370 81.5
 Husband’s Education 451 100
  Primary or less/Illiterate 146 32.4
  Secondary & above (6 - University) 305 67.6
 Husband’s Occupation 451 100
  Farmer/Laborer/Unemployed 189 41.9
  Employed/Business 262 58.1
 Wealth Index (Family) 454 100
  Lowest wealth groups (<40%) 101 22.2
  Middle wealth groups (41–60%) 246 54.2
  Highest wealth groups (>60%) 107 23.6
Individual Behaviour
 Type of Marriage 452 100
  Love/Self married 170 37.6
  Arrange 282 62.4
 Age @ First sex 454 100
  11–16 years 138 30.4
  17 years and above 316 69.6
 Attending Fairs/Clubs 454 100
  No 106 23.3
  Yes 348 76.7
 Goes to movie 454 100
  No 197 43.4
  Yes 257 56.6
 Drinks Alcohol 454 100
  No 427 94.1
  Yes 27 5.9