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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Mapping the knowledge and understanding of menarche, menstrual hygiene and menstrual health among adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries

Characteristic Frequency
Design
 Descriptive 70
 Intervention 11
Method
 Mixed methods 16
 Qualitative 7
 Quantitative 58
Region
 East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda) 10
 North Africa (Egypt) 4
 West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria) 10
 North/Central America (Mexico) 3
 South America (Brazil) 1
 East Asia (China) 1
 Southeast Asia (Malaysia) 6
 South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) 39
 West Asia (Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey) 7
Settinga
 Mix 21
 Rural 23
 Urban 30
School statusa
 Mix of school-going and out-of-school 12
 School-going 63
  1. aAll included studies did not specify setting or girls’ school status