Factors associated with adolescent birth in Indonesia: a national survey1 min read
Adolescent birth has many negative impacts on the development of a country. Preparing for pregnancy needs to be done from adolescence so that adolescents and women are healthy during pregnancy and give birth to healthy babies. In Indonesia, the adolescent birth rate is still high. This study aimed to identify the determinants of adolescent birth (birth at ages 15–19 years) in Indonesia. Total responses in this study were 7786, of whom 373 had had an adolescent birth (4.8%). Significant factors for adolescent birth were working, coming from a rural area, having a low level of welfare and first having sexual intercourse at ages 15–19 years. Level of education, having information on family planning, having access to print or electronic media, and age at first marriage had no significant effect on adolescent birth.
Read more articles from Diah Puspita Sari, a researcher from Research Center for Population BRIN, and her colleagues with the title‘ Factors associated with adolescent birth in Indonesia: a national survey’: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35598832/
How to cite:
Devi, Y. P., Ekoriano, M., Sari, D. P., & Muthmainnah, M. (2022). Factors associated with adolescent birth in Indonesia: a national survey. Rural and Remote Health, 22(2).