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Table 1 Table showing demographic and cultural characteristics of study participants from three districts in Kathmandu Valley

From: Perception and practices of menstruation restrictions among urban adolescent girls and women in Nepal: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristics (N = 1342)Frequency (percentage) [n (%)]a
Age in years
15 to < 25792 (59.0)
25 to < 35304 (22.7)
35 to < 45172 (12.8)
45 and above74 (5.5)
Religion
Hinduism1134 (84.5)
Buddhism145 (10.8)
Other63 (4.7)
Ethnicity
Brahmin269 (20.1)
Chettri290 (21.6)
Janajati678 (50.5)
Other105 (7.8)
Marital Status
Ever Married554 (41.3)
Never Married788 (58.7)
Highest Education
< High School484 (36.1)
HS/ trade/ vocational degree465 (34.7)
Bachelors317 (23.6)
Masters76 (5.6)
Ever studied outside Nepal
Yes64 (4.8)
No1278 (95.2)
Profession/ employment
Home-maker332 (24.7)
Business361 (26.9)
Govt./ NGO/ private job649 (48.4)
Lived in Kathmandu Valley for
Less than a year109 (8.1)
1–5 years213 (15.9)
6–10 years172 (12.8)
> 10 years296 (22.1)
Whole life552 (41.1)
Housing status
Renter585 (43.6)
Owner757 (56.4)
Family type
Nuclear912 (68.0)
Joint430 (32.0)
Number of members in the household
1–3363 (27.0)
4–6763 (56.9)
7–9165 (12.3)
≥1051 (3.8)
Number of bedrooms
1163 (12.1)
2359 (26.8)
3309 (23.0)
4 or more511 (38.2)
  1. Notes: a = n (%) frequency (column percentage)