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Table 2 Obstetric and gynecological related characteristics of adolescent girls at Gedeo zone high schools, southern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 791)

From: Knowledge and menstrual hygiene practice among adolescent school girls in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariablesCategoriesFrequencyPercentage
Age of menarche< 12 years19524.7
12–15 years53567.6
> 15 years617.7
Regularity of mensesIrregular47259.7
Regular31940.3
Family history of dysmenorrheaNo50964.3
Yes28235.7
Duration of menses flow< 3 days19825.0
3–5 days50363.6
> 5 days9011.4
Pain during menstruationNo17122.3
Yes61577.7