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Table 5 Bivariable and multivariable analysis of factors associated with poor menstrual hygiene practice among 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

VariablesCategoriesHygienic practiceCOR 95% C1AOR 95% CI
GoodPoor
Age< 15 years1051131.61(1.18, 2.21)1.71(1.22, 2.39)**
> 15 years20936411
ResidencyRural2173311.01(0.74,1.38)1.06(0.77,1.47)
Town971461.001.00
Living withParents107146111
Relatives961280.97(0.67,1.40)1.00(0.69,1.47)
Peers631091.26(0.85,1.88)1.29(0.85,1.95)
Alone48941.43(0.93,2.2)1.42(0.912.22)
Duration of menses flow< 3 days979411
3–5 days1351851.41(0.98,2.07)1.37(0.95,1.99)
> 5 days821982.49(1.69,3.65)2.51(1.66,3.80)***
Knowledge towards mensesGood2093261.28(0.92,1.78)1.48(1.04,2.1)*
Poor17442.12(1.13,3.98)1.64(0.85,1.95)
Age at menarche< 12 years17441.22(0.90,1.66)1.05(0.76,1.45)
12–15 years2093261.34(0.71, 2.43)1.12(0.13,2.34
> 15 years8810711
  1. *P-value < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001