Pregnancy, reading habits, and TV and radio preference in Peruvian female adolescents: Exploring association relationships

Sarina L. Romaní Zegarra, Carlos Vílchez Román

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Objective: To identify the relationship between information resources usage (print and audiovisuals) and pregnancy in adolescence. Hyphotesis: Magazines and newspapers reading, as well as TV and radio preference, are associated with pregnancy in Peruvian adolescents. Methods: Starting from the database of the Demographic and Health Family Survey (Endes, in Spanish) 2004-2005, we selected a sample of 1,567 adolescents, who were 15-17 years old when the survey was done. For the association test we used the 2 test. Results: 2.3% of the adolescents were pregnant at the time of the survey. 6% were mothers of one or two children (n=96). Preferred media were radio and television, in that order. Conclusions: The three variables proposed in the model were associated with pregnancy in adolescence (p
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EstadoPublicada - 1 abr. 2008

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