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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of girls in the quantitative survey

From: Menstrual health and school absenteeism among adolescent girls in Uganda (MENISCUS): a feasibility study

Characteristic Government low SES Government high SES Private low SES Private high SES All schools
N 165 80 55 52 352
Boarding student 6 (3.6%) 21 (26.3%) 10 (18.2%) 48 (92.3%) 84 (24.2%)
Age
 13–14 16 (9.7%) 17 (21.3%) 12 (21.8%) 15 (28.9%) 60 (17.1%)
 15 36 (21.8%) 31 (38.8%) 13 (23.6%) 22 (42.3%) 102 (29.0%)
 16 59 (35.8%) 25 (31.3%) 22 (40.0%) 13 (25.0%) 119 (33.8%)
 17–18 54 (32.7%) 7 (8.8%) 8 (14.6%) 2 (3.8%) 71 (20.2%)
 Mean age (SD) 16.0 (1.1) 15.3 (1.0) 15.4 (1.2) 15.1 (0.9) 15.6 (1.1)
Religion
 Catholic 56 (33.9%) 26 (32.5%) 12 (21.8%) 9 (17.3%) 103 (29.3%)
 Anglican 35 (21.2%) 26 (32.5%) 13 (23.6%) 17 (32.7%) 13 (23.6%)
 Born-again 42 (25.5%) 22 (27.5%) 17 (30.9%) 9 (17.3%) 17 (30.9%)
 Muslim 24 (14.6%) 4 (5.0%) 10 (18.2%) 4 (7.7%) 10 (18.2%)
 Other 8 (4.9%) 2 (2.5%) 3 (5.5%) 13 (25.0%) 3 (5.5%)
Ethnicity
 Mugandan 75 (45.5%) 31 (39.2%) 36 (65.5%) 15 (28.9%) 157 (44.5%)
 Non-Mugandan 84 (50.9%) 45 (57.0%) 16 (29.1%) 23 (44.2%) 168 (47.9%)
 Non-Ugandan 6 (3.6%) 2 (2.5%) 3 (5.5%) 14 (26.9%) 25 (7.1%)
Orphan status
 Not an orphan 118 (73.3%) 58 (75.3%) 39 (72.2%) 44 (84.6%) 259 (75.3%)
 Maternal 10 (6.2%) 4 (5.2%) 3 (5.6%) 3 (5.8%) 20 (5.8%)
 Paternal 24 (14.9%) 7 (9.1%) 5 (9.3%) 5 (9.6%) 41 (11.9%)
 Dual orphan 9 (5.6%) 8 (10.4%) 7 (13.0%) 0 (0%) 24 (7.0%)
Maternal education: Primary or below 50 (30.7%) 16 (20.5%) 23 (41.8%) 9 (17.3%) 98 (28.2%)
Paternal education: Primary or below 38 (23.6%) 4 (5.1%) 10 (18.5%) 4 (7.85%) 56 (16.2%)
Live with mother 76 (49.7%) 47 (66.2%) 32 (69.6%) 39 (79.6%) 194 (60.8%)
Live with father 67 (45.3%) 38 (55.9%) 19 (44.2%) 30 (63.8%) 154 (50.3%)
Median household size (IQR) 6 (5–8) 6 (5–9) 6 (5–9) 8 (6–9) 6 (5–9)
Running water inside the house 54 (32.7%) 52 (65.0%) 18 (32.7%) 36 (69.2%) 160 (45.5%)
Toilet/latrine inside the house 65 (40.1%) 34 (47.9%) 13 (23.6%) 35 (68.6%) 147 (43.4%)