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dc.contributor.authorMhele, Karabo Ezekiel
dc.contributor.authorAyiga, Natal
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-25T13:29:18Z
dc.date.available2016-10-25T13:29:18Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMhele, K.E. & Ayiga, N. 2014. Rates and predictors of school pregnancy among black women in the North West Province, South Africa. African Population Studies / Etude De La Population Africaine, 28(1):636-647. [ http://aps.journals.ac.za/]en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/19187
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11564/28-0-521
dc.description.abstractLearner pregnancy is one of the challenges impeding the unlocking of the potentials of women in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper estimated the prevalence of learner pregnancy and identified its predictors in the North West province of South Africa. The paper used cross-sectional data on 582 black women and the nested logistic regression model to analyse the data. The study found that 38% of the women become pregnant at school. Learner pregnancy was significantly higher for women who had sexual debut at <18 years; were in grades 8 and 9 or higher at age 14; attained <grade 8; had previously dropout of school; had mothers who attained <grade 8; and lived in rural neighbourhoods. We conclude that the prevalence of learner pregnancy is high in the North West province of South Africa, and an integrated approach involving individual, school, family and neighbourhood level strategies are needed to address the problem.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPKPen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectGirl childen_US
dc.subjectMDGsen_US
dc.subjectPregnancyen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleRates and predictors of school pregnancy among black women in the North West Province, South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID16384407 - Mhele, Karabo Ezekiel
dc.contributor.researchID22293876 - Ayiga, Natal


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