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Table 3 Logistic regression showing predictors of sanitary napkin use

From: WASH practices and its association with nutritional status of adolescent girls in poverty pockets of eastern India

Characteristics Odds ratio CI (95%)
Socio-demographic
Religion
 Non-Hindu®   
 Hindu 3.34*** 2.37–4.71
Caste
 Scheduled Tribe (ST)®   
 Scheduled Caste (SC) 0.87 0.63–1.19
 Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 0.85 0.68–1.05
 General 0.95 0.65–1.37
Wealth quintile
 Poorest®   
 Poor 1.31* 0.96–1.79
 Middle 1.52*** 1.13–2.05
 Rich 2.25*** 1.67–3.03
 Richest 3.17*** 2.33–4.30
Currently attending school
 No®   
 Yes 2.19*** 1.80–2.66
Engaged in paid work outside home
 No®   
 Yes 0.72*** 0.58–0.88
Able to make decision about own healthcare
 No®   
 Yes 1.21** 1.02–1.45
WASH Practices and Programme Participation
Type of sanitation facility
 Unimproved/Open Defecationa®   
 Improved 1.34** 1.07–1.68
Accessed adolescent health services organized by health department
 No®   
 Yes 0.91 0.67–1.25
Visited Anganwadi Centre (AWC) for any service
 No®   
 Yes 1.07 0.87–1.32
Accessed any health service or counselling from a frontline health worker
 No®   
 Yes 0.84 0.65–1.08
Attended any Kishori group meetings
 No®   
 Yes 1.57** 1.10–2.26
  1. Note:® - Reference category; CI confidence interval, ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.10
  2. aIn this category majority of the households practiced open defecation (97.8%) whereas only 2.2% used unimproved sanitation facilities