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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of 427 sexually active adolescents resident in the Northeastern Health Sector of Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, in 2003.

From: Lack of utility of risk score and gynecological examination for screening for sexually transmitted infections in sexually active adolescents

Variables N %
Age (years old)   
15 54 12.6
16 86 20.1
17 93 21.8
18 108 25.4
19 86 20.1
Marital status   
Single 290 67.9
Married/cohabiting 137 32.1
Schooling (years)   
<5 19 4.5
5 to 8 224 52.5
>8 183 42.8
not available 1 0.2
Mother's schooling (years)   
None 37 8.7
<5 183 42.8
5 to 8 145 34.0
>8 39 9.1
not available 23 5.4
Family income (minimum wages)   
<2 MWs 200 46.8
2 to 4 MWs 155 36.3
>4 MWs 48 11.3
not available 24 5.6
  1. MW = 153 US$