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Table 2 Percentage distribution of age-gap between partners by age of pregnant teenager (N = 409)

From: A quantitative exploration of the sociocultural context of teenage pregnancy in Sri Lanka

Age gap between partners (years)* Pregnant teenager’s age in years
14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
Same age 0 0 0.0 6.0 7.2 12.5 8.1
< 3 0 20 31.1 26.4 30.9 30.9 29.6
3 to 5 0 0 10.3 13.3 10.6 11.8 11.2
6 to 9 25 60 41.3 38.6 36.2 33.8 36.4
10+ 75 20 17.3 15.7 15.1 11.0 14.7
Total (N) 4 5 29 83 152 136 409
  1. *Male age minus female age; teenagers’ reports.