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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of married adolescent girls (15–19 years) in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India (N = 4893)

From: The association between early in marriage fertility pressure from in-laws’ and family planning behaviors, among married adolescent girls in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

  Total
Overall N (%) In-laws’ pressure
Yes, n (%) No, n (%)
Age (years)    
15 117 (1.83%) 20 (1.93%) 97 (1.81%)
16 369 (5.55%) 81 (8.15%) 288 (6.18%)
17 785 (15.26%) 174 (17.25%) 611 (14.81%)
18 1610 (32.55%) 323 (32.45%) 1287 (32.57%)
19 2012 (43.82%) 355 (40.22%) 1657 (44.63%)
Education (years), mean (SD) 6.31 (0.14) 6.08 (4.68) 6.36 (4.30)
Area of residence    
Rural 3013 (85.31%) 622 (88.11%) 2391 (84.68%)
Urban 1880 (14.69%) 331 (11.89%) 1549 (15.32%)
Religion    
Hindu 4097 (81.66%) 826 (85.29%) 3271 (80.84%)
Other religions* 796 (18.34%) 127 (14.71%) 669 (19.16%)
Caste    
General 508 (12.98%) 90 (10.11%) 418 (13.63%)
SC/ST/OBC** 4385 (87.02%) 863 (89.89%) 3522 (86.37%)
Time since marriage (years), mean (SD) 2.18 (1.41) 2.29 (1.50) 2.14 (1.38)
Wealth quintile    
Q1 (poorest) 806 (14.56%) 170 (16.79%) 636 (14.05%)
Q2 (poorer) 937 (20.15%) 205 (20.26%) 732 (20.12%)
Q3 (middle) 1154 (23.36%) 233 (26.88%) 919 (22.56%)
Q4 (richer) 1233 (24.20%) 234 (22.61%) 999 (24.56%)
Q5 (richest) 765 (17.73%) 111 (13.45%) 654 (18.70%)
Total N 4893 (100%) 953 (100%) 3940 (100%))
  1. Frequency and weighted proportions are reported for categorical variables. Weighted means and standard deviations are reported for continuous variables
  2. *Other religions include Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and Others
  3. **SC: Scheduled Caste, ST: Scheduled Tribe, OBC: Other Backward Caste