Factors associated with teenage pregnancy in Eastern Uganda
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Residence has a positive correlation with adolescent pregnancy. That is, a change in teenage population from urban to rural areas increases the number of teenage pregnancies in rural areas. The education-level indicates a positive correlation with adolescent pregnancy. Female teenagers with a postsecondary education level are less likely to have started childbearing than those with a primary education. That is, the higher one's educational attainment, the lower the frequency of teenage pregnancies because they are more knowing and conscious of the teenage pregnancy control measures. Wealth has a negative correlation with teen pregnancy. This is because, on average, the number of female teenagers who have started childbearing from the top quintile will be lower than those from the lowest quintile.