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Table 1 Socio-demographic and pregnancy-related characteristics of the participants (N = 940)

From: Suicide attempt and its associated factors amongst women who were pregnant as adolescents in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

  n %
Age, mean ± SD, years 23.17 ± 4.05
 15–19 163 17.3
 20–34 777 82.7
Marital status   
 Single 157 16.7
 Married 783 83.3
Education   
 Illiterate/semi-literate/primary school 690 73.4
 High school and college 250 26.6
Place of birth   
 Rural 857 91.2
 Urban 83 8.8
Current working status   
 Unemployed 487 51.8
 Employed 453 48.2
Dropout experience from the school   
 No 135 14.4
 Yes 805 85.6
Perceived health status   
 Good/fair 661 70.3
 Bad 279 29.7
Age of the first pregnancy, years   
 14–15a 288 30.6
 16 448 47.7
 17 204 21.7
Years after the first pregnancy   
 Within 1 year 79 8.4
 More than 1 year 861 91.6
Outcomes of the first pregnancy   
 Completed or carrying 819 87.1
 Terminated 121 12.9
Pregnant plan of the first pregnancy   
 No 533 56.7
 Yes 407 43.3
Reasons of first pregnancy   
 Normal 925 98.4
 Abnormal (e.g., rape) 15 1.6
Suicide attempt   
 No 879 93.5
 Yes 61 6.5
  1. aThere were four participants (0.4%) reported their first pregnancy at the age of 14 years