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Table 5 The relationship between demographic characteristics of participants and the safety items with the overall satisfaction with menstrual cups (n = 515)

From: Acceptability and safety of the menstrual cups among Iranian women: a cross-sectional study

  Overall satisfaction
Mean ± SD Results
Age, years   P = 0.047#
Education   
 Diploma 6.58 ± 0.81 0.685**
 Academic degree 6.54 ± 0.76  
Occupation   
 Housekeeping 6.57 ± 0.71 0.671*
 Jobs outside the home 6.51 ± 0.82  
 Work from home jobs 6.57 ± 0.70  
Marital status   
 Divorced 6.66 ± 0.60 0.495*
 Married 6.52 ± 0.79  
 Single 6.59 ± 0.69  
Duration of marriage; years   P = 0.599#
Economic status   
 Low 6.45 ± 0.96 0.734*
 Middle 6.53 ± 0.79  
 High 6.57 ± 0.69  
Residence   
 Tehran 6.56 ± 0.78 0.612**
 Other Provinces 6.52 ± 0.75  
Vaginal irritation   
 No 6.56 ± 0.75 0.067**
 Yes 6.35 ± 0.88  
Vaginal pain during removal   
 No 6.61 ± 0.70 0.001**
 Yes 6.32 ± 0.91  
Subjective vaginal irritation   
 No 6.57 ± 0.72 0.005**
 Yes 6.18 ± 1.15  
Pelvic pain   
 No 6.59 ± 0.73 0.004**
 Yes 6.26 ± 0.90  
Allergies and rashes   
 No 6.57 ± 0.75 0.031**
 Yes 6.19 ± 0.90  
Physician-diagnosed urinary tract infection   
 No 6.55 ± 0.76 0.301**
 Yes 6.36 ± 0.95  
Physician-diagnosed vaginitis   
 No 6.55 ± 0.77 0.61**
 Yes 6.50 ± 0.70  
  1. *Oneway Anova
  2. **Independent Samples Test
  3. #Pearson Correlation