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Table 1 The socio-demographic characteristics of the participants and their relationship with viewpoint of adolescent girls about child marriage

From: Knowledge and viewpoint of adolescent girls regarding child marriage, its causes and consequences

Characteristic Number (%) Relationship with viewpoint
Agreement with child marriage
Number (%)
P value*
Age (Year)
14 13 (4.3) 1 (6.3) 0.592
15 44 (14.7) 3 (18.8)
16 68 (22.7) 3 (18.8)
17 92 (30.7) 7 (43.8)
18 83 (27.7) 2 (12.5)
Education
Class 9 42 (14) 2 (12.5) 0.309
Class 10 67 (22.3) 4 (25.0)
Class 11 79 (26.3) 7 (43.8)
Class 12 112 (37.3) 3 (18.8)
Mother’s Education
Illiterate/Elementary school 58 (19.3) 7 (43.8) 0.024
Secondary school 42 (14.0) 3 (18.8)
High school diploma 129 (43.0) 5 (31.3)
University 71 (23.7) 1 (6.3)
Mother’s Job
Housewife 231 (77.0) 16 (100) 0.380
Working at home 54 (18.0) 0 (0)
Working outside the home 15 (5.0) 0 (0)
Father’s Education
Illiterate/Elementary school 51 (17.0) 5 (31.3) 0.192
Secondary school 73 (24.3) 5 (31.3)
High school diploma 100 (33.3) 5 (31.3)
University 76 (25.3) 1 (6.3)
Father’s Job
Unemployed 7 (2.3) 0 (0) 0.857
Freelance 167 (55.7) 10 (62.5)
Employee 93 (31.0) 4 (25.0)
Laborer 33 (11) 2 (12.5)
Child of divorce
Yes 10 (3.3) 1 (6.3) 0.427
No 290 (96.7) 15 (93.8)
Number of sisters
0 155 (51.7) 10 (62.5) 0.668
1 118 (39.3) 5 (31.3)
≥ 2 27 (8.9) 1 (6.3)
Number of sisters
0 122 (40.7) 3 (18.8) 0.044
1 149 (49.7) 9 (56.3)
≥ 2 29 (9.7) 4 (25.0)
Economic status
Poor 22 (7.3) 2 (12.5) 0.346
Moderate 160 (53.3) 11 (68.8)
Good 118 (39.3) 3 (18.8)
Marital status
Single 286 (95.4) 13 (81.3) 0.008
Married 14 (4.6) 3 (18.7)
The marriage of parents under the age of 18 years old
Yes 62 (20.7) 10 (62.5) 0.001
No 238 (79.4) 6 (37.5)
The traditional marriage of parents
Yes 227 (75.7) 8 (50.0) 0.046
No 73 (24.3) 8 (50.0)
The marriage of siblings under the age of 18 years old
Yes 17 (5.7) 1 (6.3) 0.914
No 283 (94.3) 15 (93.8)
The marriage of close or distant relatives under the age of 18 years old
Yes 201 (67.0) 14 (87.5) 0.155
No 99 (33.0) 8 (12.5)
  1. *Chi-square tests