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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Relationship between depressive symptoms and self-reported menstrual irregularities during adolescence: evidence from UDAYA, 2016

Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Menstrual irregularity
 No 11,373 88.78
 Yes 1,334 11.22
Depressive symptoms
 Minimal 10,693 84.02
 Mild 1,412 11.40
 Moderate 369 2.89
 Severe 233 1.69
Physical Activities
 No 8,045 66.62
 Yes 4,662 33.38
Substances use
 No 12,432 97.57
 Yes 275 2.43
BMI Status
 Underweight 284 8.65
 Normal weight 2,887 87.87
 Overweight/Obese 127 3.48
Menstrual hygiene practices
 Only sanitary napkin 4,259 28.9
 Only piece of clothes 5,073 45.13
 Others 3,375 25.97
Childbirth experience
 No 10,636 85.68
 Yes 2,071 14.32
Age
 10–14 639 4.56
 15–19 12,068 95.44
Year of schooling
 No 1,781 12.99
 1–7 years 2,693 21.91
 8–9 years 3,673 29.54
 10 and above 4,560 35.56
Marital status
 Never married 8,333 65.01
 Married 4,374 34.99
Wealth Index
 Poorest 1,526 13.16
 Poorer 1,939 18.26
 Middle 2,577 21.83
 Richer 3,384 24.72
 Richest 3,281 22.04
Caste
 Non SC/ST/OBC 2,385 18.82
 SC/ST 2,868 24.99
 OBC 7,454 56.19
Religion
 Non-Hindus 2,965 21.5
 Hindu 9,742 78.5
Residence
 Rural 7,066 83.83
 Urban 5,641 16.17
State
 UP 6,149 48.39
 Bihar 6,558 51.61
Total 12,707 100
  1. Note: OBC Other backward class, SC Schedule caste, ST Schedule tribe