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Table 4 Factors affecting the use of adsorbents in immediate post-earthquake Nepal

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

Variables Type of Adsorbents used after earthquake Unadjusted OR (95% CI) p-value
Reusable Cloth (%) Disposable Pads (%)
Age
 15-24 years 27 (64.3) 15 (35.7) 1  
 25-34 years 34 (85.0) 6 (15.0) 3.14 (1.07 – 9.20) 0.031
 35-45 years 28 (80.0) 7 (20.0) 2.22 (0.78 – 6.29) 0.128
Education
 School education 51 (66.2) 26 (33.8) 1 .000
 No School Education 38 (95. 0) 2 (5.0) 9.68 (2.16 – 43.33)  
Marital Status
 Unmarried 20 (60.6) 13 (39.4) 1 .014
 Married 69 (82.1) 15 (17.9) 2.99 (1.22 – 7.31)  
Type of Adsorbents used before Earthquake
 Disposable Pads 21 (53.8) 18 (46.2) 1 .000
 Reusable Cloth 68 (87.2) 10 (12.8) 5.82 (2.33 – 14.55)