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Table 7 Reasons of school absenteeism during menstruation days, Northeast Ethiopia, 2013 (n = 248)

From: Menstrual hygiene management and school absenteeism among female adolescent students in Northeast Ethiopia

Reasons (n = 248) Number Percent
Shame/fear of leakage/staining 204 82.26
Had no pad to manage period 139 56.05
No private place to manage period at school 78 31.45
Lack of continuous water supply 57 22.98
Pain/discomfort 52 20.97
Lack of disposal system for pads/cloths 21 8.47
Lack of separate bathroom for girls 19 7.66
  1. NB: Multiple responses were possible and the percent is greater than 100%.