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Title: Adolescent pregnancy and completion of basic education: a study of young people in three state capital cities in Brazil.
Authors: Almeida, Maria da Conceição Chagas de
Aquino, Estela Maria Motta Lima Leão de
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Abstract: This study evaluated the association between adolescent pregnancy and the completion of basic education, mediated by macrosocial indicators. A cross-sectional household survey was conducted with individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 in three Brazilian cities. For the purposes of this study, individuals between the ages of 20 and 24 were selected from this sample survey that included 4,634 people. A total of 29.6% of the girls declared that they had become pregnant prior to reaching the age of 20, while 21.4% of the boys stated that they had made a girl pregnant in adolescence. Girls from households with a per capita family income of US$70 or less and who became pregnant at least once during adolescence were more likely to have not completed basic education; whereas from households with a per capita family income of US$70 or less, with parents who separated before the adolescent reached the age of 20 and that had made a partner pregnant prior reaching the age of 20 were more likely to have not completed basic education. It is vital that the school system provides girls and boys with guidance on sexuality and contraception and encourages them to remain in education.
Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy
Gender Identity
Education
DeCS: Gravidez na Adolescência/estatística & dados numéricos
Comportamento Reprodutivo/estatística & dados numéricos
Evasão Escolar/estatística & dados numéricos
Adolescente
Distribuição por Idade
Brasil
Estudos Transversais
Feminino
Humanos
Masculino
Gravidez
Distribuição por Sexo
Fatores Socioeconômicos
Adulto Jovem
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: ALMEIDA, M. da C.; AQUINO, E.M. Adolescent pregnancy and completion of basic education: a study of young people in three state capital cities in Brazil. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 27, n. 12, p. 2386-400, dec. 2011.
ISSN: 1678-4464
Copyright: open access
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