Nicaraguan migration and the prevalence of adolescent childbearing in Costa Rica

Show simple item record Bonilla Carrión, Roger es Sintonen, H. es 2016-08-18T13:42:19Z 2016-08-18T13:42:19Z 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1557-1920
dc.description.abstract This study describes the dynamics of adolescent childbearing of Nicaraguan-born and Costa Rican-born adolescents in Costa Rica and examines the association between socio-demographic factors and adolescent child-bearing in the country. We studied Nicaraguan-born and Costa Rican adolescents using the data of the 2000 Census. Multivariate logistic regression was used to analyze the association between country of origin and adolescent childbearing, while controlling for socio-demographic factors (age, education, union, urbanization and poverty). 26% of Nicaraguan-born migrants and 9.5% of Costa Ricans had given birth during adolescence. The migrants’ increased odds of pregnancy decreased from 3.34 (CI 3.21, 3.48) to 1.88 (CI 1.79, 1.97) when controlling for socio-demo- graphic factors. Age, low educational attainment, urban residence, poverty and union were all significant predictors of adolescent pregnancy. Nicaraguan-born status is associated with adolescent childbearing in Costa Rica. Further research is needed to understand what factors, other than socio-demographic indicators, contribute to the differing prevalence of adolescent childbearing in Costa Rica. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Science Business Media en
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Costa Rica *
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dc.subject Epidemiología es
dc.subject Embarazo de adolescentes es
dc.subject Maternidad es
dc.subject Inmigración es
dc.subject Migrantes es
dc.title Nicaraguan migration and the prevalence of adolescent childbearing in Costa Rica en
dc.title.alternative Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health en
dc.type Article es

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