Prevalence, Trends, and Factors Associated with Teen Motherhood in Nigeria : An Analysis of the 2008–2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys

Yusuf Olushola KAREEM*, Zubaida ABUBAKAR, Babatunde ADELEKAN, Edward Kwabena AMEYAW, Fred Yao GBAGBO, Erika GOLDSON, Ulla MUELLER, Sanni YAYA

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: Teen pregnancy and childbearing are common in Nigeria, and understanding the complexities, such as sociodemographics and economic factors including sexual and reproductive health knowledge and awareness among adolescents over time can trigger innovative approaches and interventions. This study intends to capture the patterns and associated factors of teen motherhood among sexually active adolescents (15–19 years) between 2008 and 2018. Methods: The study data was extracted from 2008, 2013, and 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys. Descriptive analysis was presented using frequencies and percentages; multivariable analysis was conducted using log-binomial logistic regression at a p-value
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-262
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume35
Issue number2
Early online date23 Mar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. The authors are grateful to the DHS Program for granting permission to use the datasets for this study.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords

  • Nigeria
  • Pregnancy
  • adolescent
  • childbirth
  • motherhood
  • sexually active
  • teenage

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