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Table 3 Knowledge regarding menstrual bleeding among adolescent girls in 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

QuestionStrongly disagree(0)Disagree(1)Agree(2)Strongly agree(3)
Menses
1It is a normal phenomena8.0%5.9%10.4%75.5%
2It is unique to females24.7%17.7%6.8%50.8%
3Life long3.03%20.5%3.2%46.0%
4It is a lifelong process27.1%16.6%6.2%50.2%
5It will be stopped after initiation of sexual intercourse31..6%13.5%15.3%18.6%
6It is a sign of conception61.8%11.0%12.4%14.8%
7It has foul smell13.5%13.1%13.8%59.5%
8It is pathological58.9%8.0511.8%21.4%
Sources of bleeding
9Uterus39.1%52%23.1%32.6%
10Bladder41.8%8.3%18.5%31.4%
11Vagina22.8%18.5%11.5%47.3%
12Abdomen40.3%13.5%20.5%25.7%
Causes of menses
13Hormonal33.9%10.7%18.6%36.8%
14Diseases51.8%11.6%16.3%20.7%
15Curse51.1%10.5%8.7%27.7%
Which is good to be done during menstruation
16Not allowed touch others during menstruation51.1%11.9%22.5%14.5%
17Not allowed to go to kitchens during menses53.2%12.8%13.7%20.4%
18It is not good to discus about menses50.1%10.7%13.3%25.9%
19Activities done by menstruating woman are not blessed39.6%15.7%22.4%224.4%
20Being free from menses is a fate37.7%17.%22.3%22.5%