Table 2

Comparing the demographic characteristics of teenage and non-teenage conceptions by each socioeconomic measure and covariates

Descriptive table
Teenage pregnancy, n (%)≥20-Year-old
conceptions, n (%)
p Value
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation* (n=21 821)
 Least deprived160 (5.6)3587 (18.9)<0.001
 2206 (7.2)3500 (18.5)
 3275 (9.6)3199 (16.9)
 4163 (5.7)1493 (7.9)
 5258 (9)1577 (8.3)
 6344 (12.0)1705 (9)
 7234 (8.2)902 (4.8)
 8408 (14.3)1407 (7.4)
 9302 (10.6)845 (4.5)
 Most deprived506 (17.7)750 (4.0)
Carstairs index† (n=62 331)
 1400 (4)7791 (14.9)<0.001
 21878 (18.9)17 782 (34)
 31751 (17.6)10 226 (19.5)
 43241 (32.5)10 944 (20.9)
 51102 (11.1)3320 (6.3)
 61588 (15.9)2308 (4.4)
Social Class based on Occupation (n=82 922)
 I187 (1.4)8449 (12.1)<0.001
 II870 (6.6)13 573 (19.5)
 IIInm1327 (10.1)8958 (12.8)
 IIIm5195 (39.5)20 967 (30.1)
 IV3337 (25.3)13 482 (19.2)
 V2249 (17.1)4328 (6.2)
Marital status (n=111 338)
 Non-cohabiting2359 (10.9)8206 (9.1)<0.001
 Cohabiting8451 (39.1)9005 (10.0)
 Married10 792 (50.0)72 525 (80.8)
Ethnicity (n=64 246)
 Caucasian10 816 (99.3)51 622 (96.8)<0.001
 Other81 (0.7)1727 (3.2)
Smoking status (n=76 690)
 Former smoker971 (6.6)4091 (6.6)<0.001
 Non-smoker5311 (36.1)40 296 (65)
 Smoker8410 (57.2)17 611 (28.4)
  • *From 2000.

  • †Only from 1980.