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Table 2 Baseline characteristics among girls menstruating at baseline and interviewed at endline

From: Effects of sanitary pad distribution and reproductive health education on upper primary school attendance and reproductive health knowledge and attitudes in Kenya: a cluster randomized controlled trial

  Arm 1
Control
(n (%))
Arm 2
Pads Only
(n (%))
Arm 3
RH Only
(n (%))
Arm 4
Pads & RH
(n (%))
Total
n (%)
Sample of girls menstruating at baseline 669 682 677 697 2725
Sample of girls menstruating at baseline interviewed at endline N (%) 627 (93.7) 632 (92.7) 629 (92.9) 656 (94.1) 2544 (93.4)
Age (mean, SD) 14.8 (1.2) 14.7 (1.3) 14.8 (1.3) 14.8 (1.2) 14.8 (1.2)
Skills      
 Cognitive (max score = 16) (mean (SD)) 8.7 (3.1) 8.8 (3.1) 8.8 (3.2) 8.8 (3.1) 8.8 (3.1)
 Math (max score = 37) (mean (SD)) 29.4 (3.8) 29.2 (3.7) 29.3 (4.1) 29.7 (4.2) 29.4 (4.0)
 Literacy (max score = 4) (mean (SD)) 3.9 (0.5) 3.8 (0.7) 3.7 (0.8) 3.8 (0.6) 3.8 (0.7)
SES quintiles n (% in each quintile)      
 Quintile 1 (most poor) 138 (22.0) 156 (24.7) 128 (20.4) 132 (20.1) 554 (21.8)
 Quintile 2 141 (22.5) 131 (20.7) 135 (21.5) 137 (20.9) 544 (21.4)
 Quintile 3 131 (20.9) 144 (22.8) 130 (20.7) 116 (17.7) 521 (20.5)
 Quintile 4 106 (16.9) 107 (16.9) 112 (17.8) 139 (21.2) 464 (18.2)
 Quintile 5 (least poor) 111 (17.7) 94 (14.9) 124 (19.7) 132 (20.1) 461 (18.1)
Parents living status n (%)      
 Knows both parents alive 512 (81.7) 512 (81.0) 521 (82.8) 531 (81.0) 2076 (81.6)
 Knows mother only alive 97 (15.5) 89 (14.1) 80 (12.7) 91 (13.9) 357 (14.0)
 Knows father only alive 14 (2.2) 19 (3.0) 15 (2.4) 17 (2.6) 65 (2.6)
 Knows no parent alive 4 (0.6) 12 (1.9) 13 (2.1) 17 (2.6) 46 (1.8)
Subcounty n (% in each subcounty)      
 Ganze 204 (32.5) 212 (33.5) 220 (35.0) 211 (32.2) 847 (33.3)
 Magarini 211 (33.7) 223 (35.3) 222 (35.3 232 (35.4) 888 (34.9)
 Kaloleni 212 (33.8) 197 (31.2) 187 (29.7) 213 (32.5) 809 (31.8)