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Table 1 Definition of variables

From: Patterns, trends, and factors associated with contraceptive use among adolescent girls in Zambia (1996 to 2014): a multilevel analysis

Variable Definition and measurement
Current Contraceptive Use Contraception use: 0 = Not using a method; 1 = Using a method
Knowledge of Any Method Knowledge of any modern contraceptive method: 0 = Knows no method; 1 = Knows modern methods”
Age Respondent’s current age in competed years: ranges from 15 to 19
Current Marital Status Marital status of the respondent: 0 = Never in Union; 1 = Married/Living with Partner; 2 = Widowed/Separated/Divorced”
Residence Type of place of residence: 0 = Urban; 1 = Rural
Province Province or region of residence: 1 = Central; 2 = Copperbelt; 3 = Eastern; 4 = Luapula; 5 = Lusaka; 6 = Muchinga; 7 = Northern; 8 = North Western; 9 = Southern; 10 = Western
Highest Educational Level Highest level of education attained: 0 = No Education; 1 = Primary; 2 = Secondary & Higher
Literacy Whether a respondent who attended primary schooling can read a whole or part of a sentence: 0 = Cannot read at all; 1 = Able to read only parts of sentence; 2 = Able to read whole sentence
Currently working Whether the respondent was currently working (at the time of the survey): 0 = No; 1 = Yes
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