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Table 5 Predictors of practice 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 Practice Crude OR Adjusted OR
Good (%) Poor (%) OR (CI) OR (CI)
Educational status of the mothers
 Below and Primary 224 (35.7 %) 404 (64.3 %) 1 1
 Secondary and above 102 (52.3 %) 93 (47.7 %) 1.98 (1.43–2.74) 2.03 (1.38–2.97)*
Educational status of the father
 Below and Primary 166 (35.4 %) 303 (64.6 %) 1 1
 Secondary and above 164 (46.7 %) 187 (53.3 %) 1.60 (1.21– 2.12) 1.26 (0.90–1.78)
Occupational status of the mother
 House wife 127 (47.2 %) 142 (52.8 %) 1  
 Others 201 (36.7 %) 347 (63.3 %) 0.65 (0.48–0.87) 0.66 (0.47– 0.91)*
Monthly income
 <800 67 (31.2 %) 148 (68.8 %) 1 1
 800–1000 129 (42.2 %) 177 (57.8 %) 1.61 (1.12–2.32) 1.46 (0.99 – 2.15)
 1001–2000 52 (44.1 %) 66 (55.9 %) 1.74 (1.09–2.77) 1.20 (0.73 – 1.99)
 >2000 68 (40.2 %) 101(59.8 %) 0.65 (1.49–2.27) 1.24 (0.80 – 1.93)
Earn permanent pocket money from parents or relatives
 Yes 66 (60.6 %) 43 (39.4 %) 2.65 (1.76–4.00) 2.73 (1.76–4.26)*
 No 264 (36.7 %) 455 (63.3 %) 1 1
  1. Key = *statistically significant (p-value <0.05), 1 = Reference category