Determinants of Teenage Pregnancy in Indonesia

Authors

  • Nikmatur Rohmah1,2, Ah Yusuf3 , Rachmat Hargono4 , Agung Dwi Laksono5 , Masruroh6 , Ilyas Ibrahim7 , Saiful Walid8

Keywords:

teenage, pregnancy, determinants, Indonesia

Abstract

The phenomenon of teenage pregnancy in Indonesia has increased annually, but only a few studies that

indicate its predictors. The present research aimed at anlyzing the determinants of teenage pregnancy in

Indonesia. The study used secondary data obtained from the Indonesian Demography and Health Survey

(IDHS) in 2017. The independent variables are as follows age, wealth status, education, occupation, and

marital status. On the other hand, the dependent variable is teenage pregnancy. The data were analyzed

using binary logisctic regression. It was found that age is a significant determinant of teenage pregnancy.

The richest teenager has 0.61 higher possibility of getting pregnant than the poorest. A teenager with higher

education is 0.03 times more possible to get pregnant than one that has not gone to school before. Moreover,

a working teenager has the possibility to get pregnant higher than that of not working teenager by 1.47 times.

The present study empirically proves that marital status is not a determinant of teenage pregancu. While

the four other variables, such as age, lower wealth status, no education, and working have been proven as

determinants of teenage pregnancy in Indonesia.

Author Biography

Nikmatur Rohmah1,2, Ah Yusuf3 , Rachmat Hargono4 , Agung Dwi Laksono5 , Masruroh6 , Ilyas Ibrahim7 , Saiful Walid8

1 Doctoral Program, Faculty of Public Health, University of Airlangga Surabaya Indonesia, 2Faculty of Health

Science, Muhammadiyah University of Jember East Java Indonesia, 3 Faculty of Nursing, University of Airlangga

Campus C Mulyorejo Surabaya Indonesia, 4Faculty of Public Health, University of Airlangga Campus C

Mulyorejo Surabaya Indonesia, 5 National Institute of Health Research and Development, Indonesia Ministry of

Health, Percetakan Negara 29, Jakarta, Indonesia, 6Faculty of Health Science Universitas Pesantren Tinggi Darul

Ulum Jombang, East Java, Indonesia, 7 Faculty of Health Science, Bumi Hijrah Tidore University, North Maluku,

Indonesia, 8General Hospital dr H Koesnadi Bondowoso East Java Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Nikmatur Rohmah1,2, Ah Yusuf3 , Rachmat Hargono4 , Agung Dwi Laksono5 , Masruroh6 , Ilyas Ibrahim7 , Saiful Walid8. (2020). Determinants of Teenage Pregnancy in Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2105-2110. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10736