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Table 2 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics among girls with self-reproted menstrual irregularity (N = 12,707)

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

Characteristics Frequency Percentage p-value
Depressive symptoms     < 0.001
 Minimal 958 9.42  
 Mild 247 20.23  
 Moderate 76 21.66  
 Severe 53 21.98  
Physical Activities    0.100
 No 872 11.66  
 Yes 462 10.34  
Substances use    0.044
 No 1295 11.11  
 Yes 39 15.53  
BMI status    0.314
 Under weight 24 7.9  
 Normal weight 329 11.86  
 Over weight 15 17.94  
Menstrual hygiene practices     < 0.001
 Only sanitary napkin 403 14.43  
 Only piece of clothes 394 9.81  
 Others 537 10.28  
Child birth experience     < 0.001
 No 1183 11.83  
 Yes 151 7.54  
Age     < 0.001
 10–14 11 5.88  
 15–19 1293 11  
Year of schooling    0.592
 No 201 11.29  
 1–7 years 277 11  
 8–9 years 372 10.68  
 10 and above 484 11.78  
Marital status    0.002
 Never married 824 10.23  
 Married 510 13.06  
Wealth Index    0.082
 Poorest 171 11.57  
 Poorer 220 11.98  
 Middle 279 11.3  
 Richer 361 11.59  
 Richest 303 9.89  
Caste    0.004
 Non SC/ST/OBC 277 14.04  
 SC/ST 331 11.86  
 OBC 726 9.99  
Religion    0.091
 Non-Hindus 336 11.94  
 Hindu 998 11.02  
Residence     < 0.001
 Rural 825 11.72  
 Urban 509 8.61  
State    0.040
 UP 681 11.50  
 Bihar 653 10.62  
Total 1,334 11.22  
  1. Note: SC/ST Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe, OBC Other backward class, *p < 0.05