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Table 1 Schoolgirls’ self-reported access to absorbents

From: Schoolgirls’ experience and appraisal of menstrual absorbents in rural Uganda: a cross-sectional evaluation of reusable sanitary pads

  Reusable pad
N = 72
New Cloth
N = 30
Old Cloth
N = 62
Disposable Sanitary Pad
N = 18
Other
N = 19
  %(N) %(N) %(N) %(N) %(N)
Who provides you with your absorbent?     
 Obtain myself 13.3 (4) 59.7 (37) 5.6 (1) 31.6 (6)
 Mother 76.7 (23) 32.3 (20) 72.2 (13) 26.3 (5)
 Other household member 6.7 (2) 8.1 (5) 5.6 (1) 10.5 (2)
 AFRIpads (intervention) 100 (72)
 Other (hospital doctor) 3.3 (1)   16.7 (3) 5.3 (1)
Don’t know/no answer      26.3 (5)
Anyone else in your house use this absorbent?    
 Yes 53.3 (16) 45.2 (28) 72.2 (13) 36.8 (7)
 No 40.0 (12) 50.0 (31) 27.8 (5) 36.8 (7)
Missing or Not Applicable 100 (72) 6.7 (2) 4.8 (3) 0 (0) 26.3 (5)
How many pieces of cloth do you have?     
 1–2   7.7 (2) 25.9 (15)   
 3–4   50.0 (13) 37.9 (22)   
 5+   42.3 (11) 36.2 (21)   
How many pieces of cloth do you use a day?     
 1–2   38.5 (10) 53.5 (31)   
 3+ (max reported 6)   61.5 (16) 46.6 (27)   
Do you share cloth with anyone else in your household?    
 Yes   0 (0) 3.4 (2)   
 No   100 (26) 96.6 (57)