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Table 4 Negative reaction upon reaching menarche

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

First author, Year Country Setting School status N Negative reactiona (%)
West Africa
 Aniebue 2009 [40] Nigeria Urban School-going 495 50.3%
 Oche 2012 [14] Nigeria Urban School-going 122 53.3%
Central America
 Marván 2001 [57] Mexico Urban School-going 98 15.3%
East Asia
 Tang 2003 [4] China Unclear School-going 1,573 72.0%
South Asia
 Bosch 2008 [28] Bangladesh Rural Unclear 86 64.0%
 Mudey 2010 [34] India Rural School-going 300 43.7%
 Shanbhag 2012 [10] India Rural School-going 329 44.1%
 Tiwari 2006 [11] India Unclear School-going 763 20.6%
 Bobhate 2011 [7] India Urban Unclear 241 64.7%
 Udgiri 2010 [23] India Urban Unclear 342 31.0%
 Adhikari 2007 [5] Nepal Rural School-going 150 96.7%
 Ali 2010 [6] Pakistan Urban Government school 425 55.8%
 Ali 2010 [6] Pakistan Urban Out-of-school 425 62.6%
 Ali 2010 [6] Pakistan Urban Private school 425 55.1%
West Asia
 Reis 2011 [27] Turkey Urban Mix 310 43.9%
 Ersoy 2004 [2] Turkey Urban School-going 1,017 49.8%
  1. aReported shock, panic, confusion, tension, fear, shame or embarrassment at menarche