Research Article

A New Look at Teenage Pregnancy in Brazil

Table 4

Distribution of youth from 18 to 24 years old who have child/children, according to the characteristics of the first pregnancy carried to term and the outcomes through the first year after the birth of the child, by sex.

Selected characteristicsWomenMenTotal 𝑃 -value
𝑛 % 𝑛 % 𝑛 %

Main reaction of the family with the news of the pregnancy6252408650,0072
The family was happy45,143,144,5
The family offered help in taking care of the child21,834,825,8
The family suggested an abortion9,46,28,4
The family demanded marriage/conjugal union8,63,46,9
The family expelled you from home3,90,32,7
The family did not know about the pregnancy2,54,93,3
Other reactions8,87,58,4

Schooling in the first year after delivery6172378540,0016
Not in school, and continued out of school47,153,349,0
Continued in school14,826,018,3
Quit school for a period22,712,219,5
Definitively quit school15,48,513,3

Work in the first year after delivery6202358550,0000
Not working and continued as such59,312,044,7
Started to work14,018,415,3
Quit working8,24,26,9
Already working18,565,433,1

With whom the first child lives6202378570,0000
With both parents50,548,950,0
With you and/or your family38,95,128,4
With the partner and/or her(his) family1,941,214,1
Other arrangements8,74,77,4

Source: GRAVAD, 2002.
Population: youth from 18 to 24 years old, Porto Alegre (RS), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Salvador (BA).