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Table 2 Knowledge about measures to be taken during menstruation

From: Female unmarried adolescents’ knowledge on selected reproductive health issues in two low performing areas of Bangladesh: an evaluation study

Measures taken Urban Slums Dhaka Rural Nabiganj
Baseline n = 800 End-line n = 808 P-value Baseline n = 833 End-line n = 824 P-value
Use old cloths 77 % 49 % *** 60 % 54 % **
Use clean dry cloth 24 % 49 % *** 33 % 47 % ***
Use sanitary pad/cotton 34 % 34 % NS 25 % 28 % NS
Use antiseptic liquid/hot water for washing 33 % 34 % NS 14 % 30 % ***
Abstain from eating meat/fish/ outside home 4 % 11 % *** 14 % 6 % ***
Abstain from religious activities 11 % 13 % NS 16 % 9 % ***
Take nutritious/good food 1 % 6 % *** 3 % 2 % NS
  1. Multiple responses; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; NS Not significant