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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of focus group study participants (N=135)

From: Development and assessment of feasibility of a community-based peer support intervention to mitigate social isolation and stigma of adolescent motherhood in Harare, Zimbabwe

Characteristic Adolescent mothers (n=86) Community health workers (n=24) Key community stakeholders (n=25)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender    
 Female
 Male
86 (100.0)
0 (0)
23 (95.8)
1 (4.2)
19 (76.0)
6 (24.0)
Age    
 Mean age (years)
 Age range (years)
 Missing
17.6
15–18
0
60.3
37–77
1 (4.2)
45.7
18–61
2 (8.0)
Ethnicity    
 Shona
 Other
83 (96.5)
3 (3.5)
24 (100.0)
0
23 (92.0)
2 (8.0)
Marital status    
 Divorced or separated
 Married—monogamous
 Married—polygamous
 Never married
 Widowed
13 (15.1)
47 (54.7)
4 (4.7)
22 (25.6)
0
0
10 (41.7)
0
0
14 (58.3)
5 (20.0)
7 (28.0)
4 (16.0)
3 (12.0)
6 (24.0)
Highest education level    
 Primary (grades 1–7)
 High school (forms 1–4)
 Some College or University
 Bachelor’s
 Other
  None
  Missing
14 (16.3)
71 (82.6)
0
0
0
0
1 (1.2)
1 (4.2)
4 (16.7)
3 (12.5)
1 (4.2)
15 (62.5)
0
0
3 (12.0)
20 (80.0)
0
0
1 (4.0)
1 (4.0)
0
Religious affiliation    
 Apostolic
 Christian
 Traditional
 Other
 Missing
17 (19.8)
65 (75.6)
0
3 (3.5)
1(1.2)
2 (8.3)
20 (83.3)
1 (4.2)
1 (4.2)
0
4 (16.0)
21 (84.1)
0
0
0
Main source of income    
 Self-employed
 Formerly employed
 Dependent
 None
 Other
 Missing
7 (8.1)
3 (3.5)
43 (50.0)
22 (25.6)
2 (2.3)
1 (1.2)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Current employment    
 Yes
 No
-
-
24 (100.0)
0
6 (24.0)
19 (76.0)
Prior pregnancy    
 Yes
 No
 Missing
76 (88.4)
9 (10.5)
1 (1.2)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Number of prior pregnancies    
 1
 2
 3
 4
 None
 Missing
61 (70.9)
8 (9.3)
1 (1.2)
1 (1.2)
5 (5.8)
2 (2.3)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Children    
 Yes
 No
 Missing
64 (74.4)
12 (14.0)
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
Number of children    
 Average
 Range
1.1
0–4
-
-
-
-
Place of last birth    
 Home
 Clinic
 Hospital
1 (1.2)
28 (32.6)
35 (40.7)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Currently pregnant    
 Yes
 No
 Missing
15 (17.4)
68 (79.0)
3 (3.5)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Family know you’re pregnant    
 Yes
 No
 Missing
13 (86.7)
1 (6.7)
1 (6.7)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Months currently pregnant    
 Average
 Range
 Missing
5.8
3–9
2 (2.3)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Attended ANC    
 Yes
 No
 Missing
8(53.3)
6(40.0)
1(6.7)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Months pregnant first ANC    
 Average
 Range
 Missing
4.6
3–7
3 (3.5)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Number of ANC visits    
 Average
 Range
2.4
1–4
-
-
-
-
Frequency of ANC    
 Every month
 Other
 Missing
4 (50.0)
2 (25.0)
2 (25.0)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cellphone    
 Yes
 No
 Missing
63 (73.3)
19 (22.1)
4 (4.7)
-
-
-
-
-
-
WhatsApp    
 Yes
 No
37 (58.7)
26 (41.3)
-
-
-
-