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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants of formative, pilot and implementation schools of Dhaka and Manikganj, 2016–2017

From: Piloting an acceptable and feasible menstrual hygiene products disposal system in urban and rural schools in Bangladesh

Characteristics Pre-intervention n(%) Intervention design (Initial piloting) n (%) Final intervention implementation n(%)
Type N = 185 N = 151 N = 120
 Student 168 (90) 139 (92) 100 (83)
 Teacher and janitors 17 (10) 12 (8) 20 (17)
Sex
 Female 127 (72) 149 (98) 120 (100)
Education N = 168 N = 139 N = 139
 Primary 5 (3) 4 (3)
 Secondary 163 (97) 135 (97) 100 (72)
Parent’s education N = 336 N = 278 N = 120
 Primary or no education 99 (55) 103 (48) 47 (30)
 Secondary 120 (45) 93 (43) 89 (58)
 Higher secondary and above 52 (8) 20 (7) 17 (12)
Parent’s occupation N = 336 N = 278 N = 200
 Housewife 133 (77) 96 (43) 95 (45)
 Small business 51 (4) 27 (12) 42 (20)
 Non-government job 59 (7) 33 (15) 33 (16)
 Work abroad 19 (2) 16 (7) 9 (4)
 Othera 34 (6) 52 (23) 31 (15)
  1. aShopkeeper, farmer, tailor, rickshaw puller, barber, day laborer, professor, unemployed