Advances in Public Health / 2016 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Reproductive Tract Infections in Gongolia Village, Rupandehi District, Nepal

Table 4

Menstrual hygiene related factors ().

VariablesHad RTINo RTIχ2p value

Menstruation cycle
Irregular30 (57.7)22 (42.3)7.969
Regular68 (36.0)121 (64.0)
Material used during menstruation
Sanitary pad8 (47.1)9 (52.59)0.3100.578
Cloth or both90 (40.1)134 (59.8)
Frequency of changing pad/cloth
Once a day28 (40.0)42 (60.0)0.180.893
Twice a day or more70 (40.9)101 (59.1)
Frequency of bath during menstruation
Once a day48 (38.1)78 (61.9)2.1230.346
Twice a day19 (51.4)18 (48.6)
Thrice a day31 (39.7)47 (60.3)
Sexual contact during menstruation
Yes22 (75.9)7 (24.1)16.92
No76 (35.8)136 (64.2)

Figure in parenthesis indicates percentage, statistically highly significant at .