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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Prevalence of dysmenorrhea among University students in Northern Ghana; its impact and management strategies

Variable Subgroups Number of respondents Percentages
Age (years) <  20 33 11.3
20–25 221 75.4
>  25 39 13.3
Age of menarche <  13 83 28.3
13–15 161 54.0
> 15 49 16.7
Gynecological age (years) < 5 14 4.8
5–10 214 73.0
> 10 65 22.2
Religious affiliationa Christianity 208 71.0
Islam 79 27.0
Type of accommodation at menarchea Single room 46 15.7
Chamber and hall 55 18.8
Several rooms in a compound house 52 17.7
Self-contained apartment 126 43.0
Mansion 10 3.4
Area of residence during vacationa Urban area 181 61.8
Sub-urban 88 30.0
Rural 21 7.2
  1. aThere are missing values, so percentage does not add up to 100. The percentages stated are therefore valid percentages