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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents with CP by reporting method (i.e. self- or proxy-report)

From: ‘Flower of the body’: menstrual experiences and needs of young adolescent women with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh, and their mothers providing menstrual support

Socio-demographic characteristics Self-report (n = 12) Proxy-report only (n = 21)
Age of adolescents with CP (mean years, SD) 14.5 (1.8) 15.0 (1.8)
GMFCS (n, %)
 I 2 (16.7%) 4 (19.0%)
 II 5 (41.7%) 4 (19.0%)
 III 3 (25.0%) 2 (9.5%)
 IV 1 (8.3%) 4 (19.0%)
 V 1 (8.3%) 7 (33.3%)
Associated impairments (n, %)
 Epilepsy 4 (33.3%) 6 (28.6%)
 Intellectual impairment 4 (33.3%) 14 (66.7%)
 Visual impairment 0 (0%) 2 (9.5%)
 Hearing impairment 0 (0%) 5 (23.8%)
 Speech impairment 5 (41.7%) 17 (81.0%)
Attends school (n, %) 7 (58.3%) 3 (14.3%)
Mother primary or above education 6 (50.0%) 5 (23.8%)
Monthly family income (median, IQR)
 BDT 7500 (4750) 6000 (3000)
 USD 88 (56) 71 (35)
Type of housing
 Kutcha 4 (33.3%) 16 (76.2%)
 Semi-pucca 7 (58.3%) 0 (0.0%)
 Pucca 2 (16.7%) 4 (19.0%)
Source of drinking water - clean tap water a 0 (0.0%) 2 (9.5%)
Sanitary latrine b 7 (58.3%) 17 (81.0%)
  1. GMFCS Gross Motor Function and Classification System, BDT Bangladeshi Taka, SD Standard Deviation, IQR Interquartile Range
  2. aRemainder = tube well water
  3. bRemainder = no toilet facility or non-sanitary latrine