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Table 2 Socio-demographic, Socio-economic Characteristics and MHHM behaviors among Adolescent Girls in Rural Uttar Pradesh (n=2206)

From: How does a Social and Behavioral Change Communication Intervention Predict Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management: A Cross-Sectional Study

N Encoded Exposure
Overall None Low Medium High p-value
2206 1074 352 477 303
District Jaunpur 36.76% 35.75% 36.93% 37.53% 38.94% 0.002
Sonebhadra 29.74% 30.82% 34.09% 30.40% 19.80%
Mirzapur 33.50% 33.43% 28.98% 32.08% 41.25%
Religion Non-Hindu 2.95% 2.61% 2.27% 2.31% 5.94% 0.01
Hindu 97.05% 97.39% 97.73% 97.69% 94.06%
Caste General Caste 9.38% 8.66% 9.66% 8.81% 12.54% 0.02
Scheduled Caste 50.54% 47.77% 53.98% 54.93% 49.50%
Other Backward Caste 40.07% 43.58% 36.36% 36.27% 37.95%
Age (years)   16.24 16.25 16.15 16.22 16.34 0.58
Education (grade)   9.13 9.42 9.25 10.0 9.85 0.25
Type of house Kutcha 47.05% 42.74% 54.26% 53.25% 44.22% <0.01
Semi-pucca 24.52% 25.70% 21.02% 23.06% 26.73%
Pucca 28.42% 31.56% 24.72% 23.69% 29.04%
Marital Status Married 0.86% 0.74% 1.14% 1.05% 0.66% 0.86
Unmarried 98.87% 98.88% 98.58% 98.95% 99.01%
Other 0.27% 0.37% 0.28% 0% 0.33%
Duration since menarche < 1 year 13.65% 13.57% 14.45% 12.34% 15.10% 0.70
1 year 86.35% 86.43% 85.55% 87.66% 84.90%
Preparation of clean absorbent Inadequate (inad) 52.18% 59.12% 51.42% 43.82% 41.58% < 0.01
Semi-adequate (semiad) 24.43% 18.99% 23.86% 32.49% 31.68%
Adequate (ad) 23.39% 21.88% 24.72% 23.69% 26.73%
Storage of clean absorbent inad 22.71% 30.54% 14.77% 16.77% 13.53% <0.01
semiad 16.77% 19.37% 15.06% 14.05% 13.86%
ad 60.52% 50.09% 70.17% 69.18% 72.61%
Frequency of changing inad 36.17% 52.42% 26.70% 15.30% 22.44% <0.01
ad 63.83% 47.58% 73.30% 84.70% 77.56%
Disposal inad 34.72% 44.23% 28.41% 24.74% 24.09% <0.01
semiad 24.75% 24.12% 24.43% 25.58% 26.07%
ad 40.53% 31.66% 47.16% 49.69% 49.83%
Hygiene inad 36.40% 42.55% 31.25% 28.51% 33.0% <0.01
semiad 15.87% 15.08% 19.32% 17.40% 12.21%
ad 47.74% 42.36% 49.43% 54.09% 54.79%
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