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Table 2 An overview of the participants’ (N = 160) age at the time of the survey, age at birth of the first child, number of children in household and the family forms identified by single teen mothers

From: A comparison of the relationship between parental efficacy and social support systems of single teen mothers across different family forms in South African low socioeconomic communities

Characteristics SD N %a M
Age at time of survey
 15–20 103 64 19.8
 21–26 54 33.7  
 27–32 2 1.3  
 33–38 1 0.6  
Age at birth of first child
 13–16 83 51.9 16.4
 17–19 77 48.1  
Number of children in the household
 1 30 18.8 2.75
 2 47 29.4  
 3 40 25.0  
 4 27 16.9  
 5 10 6.3  
 6 4 2.5  
 7 2 1.3  
Family
 One parent 60 37.5  
 Two parents 60 37.5  
 Extended 37 23.1  
 Blended 1 0.6  
 Other 2 1.3  
  1. aPercentages do not always equal 100 due to rounding