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Table 3 Predictors of knowledge about menstruation and menstrual hygiene among high school girls’ of Nekemte town, Oromia region, Western Ethiopia, 2014

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

Characteristics Knowledge Crude OR Adjusted OR
Good (%) Poor (%) OR (CI) OR (CI)
Educational status of the mothers
Below and Primary 361 (57.5 %) 267 (42.5 %) 1 1
Secondary and above 138 (70.8 %) 57 (29.2 %) 1.79 (1.27–2.53) 1.51 (1.02–2.22)*
Educational status of the father
Below and Primary 271 (57.8 %) 198 (42.2 %) 1 1
Secondary and above 233 (66.4 %) 118 (33.6 %) 1.44 (1.08–1.92) 1.07 (0.76–1.50)
Occupation status of father’s
Government Employed 189 (68.0 %) 89 (32.0 %) 1.55 (1.14–2.10) 1.19 (0.84–1.68)
Others 315 (57.8 %) 230 (42.2 %) 1 1
Have Radio/TV
Yes 449 (65.0 %) 242 (35.0 %) 2.77 (1.90–4.03) 2.42 (1.64–3.56)*
No 55 (40.1 %) 82 (59.9 %) 1 1
  1. Key = *statistically significant (P-value <0.05); 1 = Reference category