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Table 2 Characteristics of adolescent schoolgirls from four rural and urban schools of Bangladesh at baseline and endline

From: Evaluation of a menstrual hygiene intervention in urban and rural schools in Bangladesh: a pilot study

Indicators Baseline (N = 527)
n (%)
Endline (N = 528)
n (%)
Age of respondent in years (mean, SD) 13.8 (1.9) 13.4 (1.9)
Respondent’s education:
 Mean grade level (mean, SD) 7.6 (1.7) 7.6 (1.7)
Education of mother of the respondent:
 No education 60 (11) 43 (8)
 Grade 1–5 122 (23) 108 (21)
 Grade 6–10 203 (39) 214 (41)
 Above grade 10 56 (11) 76 (14)
 Do not know 86 (16) 87 (17)
Education of father of the respondent:
 No education 67 (13) 55 (10)
 Grade 1–5 58 (11) 45 (9)
 Grade 6–10 160 (30) 150 (28)
 Above grade 10 99 (19) 119 (23)
 Do not know 143 (27) 159 (30)
Main occupation of father of the respondent:
 Business/shopkeeper/ambulant vendor 176 (33) 191 (36)
 Salaried job 127 (24) 152 (29)
 Farmer/Cultivator 56 (11) 53 (10)
 Skilled worker 55 (10) 51 (10)
 Van/Rickshaw puller 39 (7) 22 (4)
 Staying abroad 31 (6) 36 (7)
 Died/Untraced/ unemployed/disabled 31 (6) 19 (4)
 Others (politician, homeopathic doctors and don’t know) 12 (2) 4 (1)
Main occupation of mother of the respondent:
 Homemaker/housewife 450 (85) 456 (86)
 Salaried job 24 (6) 51 (10)
 Shopkeeper/Business/ambulant vendor/tailor 14 (3) 10 (2)
 Domestic maid/labour 11 (2) 5 (1)
 Staying abroad 4 (1) 3 (1)
 Died/untraced 10 (2) 3 (1)