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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics’ of teenage mothers

From: Nutritional status of under-five children born to teenage mothers in an urban setting, south-western Nigeria

Variables Frequency (n = 285) Percentage (%)
Age (years)
15–17 45 15.8
18–19 240 84.2
Age at delivery of first child
15 27 9.5
16 102 35.8
17 156 54.7
Number of under-five children
One 258 90.5
Two 27 9.5
Ethnicity
Hausa 18 6.3
Igbo 36 12.6
Yoruba 231 81.1
Religion
Christianity 128 44.9
Islam 138 48.4
Traditional 19 6.7
Level of education
None 25 8.8
Primary 114 40.0
Secondary 74 26.0
Tertiary 72 25.2
Occupation
Full housewife 9 2.8
Trading 221 77.5
Artisan 18 6.7
Farming 37 13.0
Household income/month
< 20,000 18 6.3
> 20,000 267 93.7
Breastfeeding
Did you breastfeed your child?   
Yes 285 100
Initiation of breastfeeding (h)
< 1 248 87.0
> 1 37 13.0
Duration of exclusive BF (months)
< 4 45 15.8
4–5 149 52.3
6 91 31.9
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