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Table 2 Respondents knowledge about menstrual hygiene, Nekemte Town, Oromia region, Western Ethiopia, 2014

From: Assessment of knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene among high school girls in Western Ethiopia

Variables (828) Number (%)
Menstruation
 Physiological process 637 (76.9)
 Pathological process 52 (6.3)
 Curse from god 80 (9.7)
 Don’t know 59 (7.1)
Cause of menstruation
 Hormones 519 (62.7)
 Curse of god 228 (27.5)
 Caused by disease 22 (2.7)
 Don’t know 59 (7.1)
Source of menstrual blood
 Uterus 504 (60.9)
 Vagina 226 (27.3)
 Bladder 17 (2.1)
 Abdomen 33 (4.0)
 Don’t know 43 (5.2)
Heard about menstruation before attaining menarche
 Yes 657 (79.3)
 No 171 (20.7)
Knew about menstrual hygiene
 Yes 622 (75.1)
 No 206 (24.9)
Knew that there is foul smelling during menstruation
 Yes 527 (63.6)
 No 301 (36.4)
Knew that menstrual blood is unhygienic
 Yes 473 (57.1)
 No 355 (42.9)
Knowledge (summary index)  
 Good knowledge 504 (60.9)
 Poor knowledge 324 (39.1)