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Table 1 Weighted prevalence of menstrual regulation by socio-demographics

From: Prevalence and determinants of menstrual regulation among ever-married women in Bangladesh: evidence from a national survey

Characteristics Frequency (%) Menstrual Regulation
% (95% CI)
Overall 8084 12.3 (11.1–13.4)
Division
 Barisal 619 (7.7) 10.8 (8.8–12.7)
 Chittagong 1576 (19.5) 10.2 (8.1–12.3)
 Dhaka 2638 (32.6) 15.1 (12.5–17.7)
 Khulna 637 (7.9) 10.5 (8.0–13.1)
 Rajshahi 1071 (10.2) 10.7 (8.8–12.6)
 Rangpur 1241 (15.4) 13.0 (10.3–15.8)
 Sylhet 302 (3.7) 7.2 (4.5–9.9)
Place of residence
 Rural 5015 (62.0) 11.5 (9.9–13.1)
 Urban 3069 (38.0) 13.5 (12.1–15.0)
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 1571 (19.4) 10.5 (9.1–12.1)
 Poorer 1589 (19.7) 10.8 (9.4–12.5)
 Middle 1577 (19.5) 11.4 (9.1–13.8)
 Richer 1672 (20.7) 13.9 (11.9–15.9)
 Richest 1675 (20.7) 14.4 (12.7–16.1)
Religion
 Non-Muslim 839 (10.4) 11.2 (8.5–13.9)
 Muslim 7245 (89.6) 12.4 (11.2–13.6)
Age
  < 20 686 (8.5) 3.1 (1.6–4.6)
 20–29 3105 (38.4) 9.7 (8.3–11.1)
 30+ 4293 (53.1) 15.6 (14.0–17.2)
Age at first marriage (Mean ± SE) 16.2 ± 0.04  
Level of education
 No education 1295 (16.0) 12.9 (10.4–15.5)
 Primary 2099 (26.0) 12.2 (10.3–14.1)
 Secondary 3490 (43.2) 12.3 (10.9–13.7)
 Higher 1200 (14.8) 11.5 (9.3–13.7)
Employment status
 No 5254 (65.0) 11.4 (10.1–12.7)
 Yes 2826 (35.0) 13.9 (12.2–15.5)
Method of contraceptive use
 Not use 2930 (36.2) 10.2 (8.8–11.6)
 Traditional method 737 (9.1) 16.9 (12.3–21.4)
 Modern method 4417 (54.6) 12.9 (11.5–14.2)
Desire for more children
 Wants no more 4495 (58.0) 14.4 (13.1–15.7)
 Wants more 2370 (30.6) 8.4 (6.6–10.1)
 Others 885 (11.4) 14.5 (11.0–18.4)
Parity
 No 704 (8.7) 6.6 (4.4–8.7)
 1–2 4700 (58.1) 11.4 (11.0–12.5)
 3–4 2252 (27.9) 15.4 (13.5–17.3)
 4+ 428 (5.3) 14.7 (11.7–18.4)
NGO membership
 No 5397 (66.8) 11.4 (10.3–12.4)
 Yes 2687 (33.2) 14.1 (11.9–16.3)
Women’s empowerment
 Not empowered 895 (11.6) 9.8 (8.1–12.0)
 Moderately empowered 4467 (58.0) 13.0 (11.3–14.8)
 Highly empowered 2337 (30.4) 12.9 (11.3–14.5)
  1. CI Confidence Interval, NGO Non-Government Organization, SE Standard Error