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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants (n = 117)

From: Menstrual hygiene management among women and adolescent girls in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal

Variables No (%)
Age
 15-24 years 42 (35.9%)
 25-34 years 40 (34.2%)
 35-49 years 35 (29.9%)
Education
 No formal schooling 40 (34.2%)
 Primary School 6 (5.1%)
 Secondary School 60 (51.3%)
 University 11 (9.4%)
Marital Status
 Unmarried 33 (28.2%)
 Married 84 (71.8%)
Adsorbents type used before earthquake
 Disposable Pads 39 (33.3%)
 Reusable Cloth 78 (66.7%)
Frequency of adsorbent changes/day during menstruation before earthquake
 Once 15 (12.8%)
 Twice 54 (46.2%)
 Thrice or more 48 (41.0%)
Start of menses in relation to earthquake on 25 April 2015
 Menstruating at the time. 3 (2.6%)
 In first week, post- earthquake 47 (40.2%)
 In second week, post- earthquake 34 (29.1%)
 In third week, post- earthquake 24 (20.5%)
 In fourth week, post- earthquake 9 (7.7%)