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Table 2 Background characteristics of women with complete responses

From: Development of a scale to evaluate negative menstrual attitudes among Nepalese women

  Group 1 (n = 176) Group 2 (n = 176) Total (n = 352)
Age (years) 33.4 ± 8.3 32.8 ± 8.0 33.12 ± 8.2
Residence n (%)
 Pokhara 126 (71.6) 126 (71.6) 252 (71.6)
 Damauli 50 (28.4) 50 (28.4) 100 (28.4)
Religions n (%)
 Hindus 161 (90.3) 160 (90.9) 321 (91.2)
 Buddhist 11 (6.3) 7 (4.0) 18 (5.1)
 Muslim 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.3)
 Christian 2 (1.1) 5 (2.8) 7 (2.0)
 Other 2 (1.1) 3 (1.7) 5 (1.4)
Education level n (%)
 Low 89 (50.6) 90 (51.1) 179 (50.8)
  Non-educated 23 (13.1) 20 (11.4) 43 (12.2)
  Primary 15 (8.5) 21 (11.9) 36 (10.2)
  Secondary 51 (29.0) 49 (27.8) 100 (28.4)
 High 87 (49.4) 86 (48.9) 173 (49.2)
  High school 36 (20.5) 31 (17.6) 67 (19.0)
  Nursing school 4 (2.3) 1 (0.6) 5 (1.4)
  Vocational degree 3 (1.7) 4 (2.3) 7 (2.0)
  Bachelors 35 (19.9) 33 (18.8) 68 (19.3)
  Masters 9 (5.1) 17 (9.7) 26 (7.4)
Castes n (%)
 Brahmin and Chhetri 63 (35.8) 72 (40.9) 135 (38.4)
 Adibashi-Janajati 100 (56.8) 88 (50.0) 188 (53.4)
 Dalit 13 (7.4) 16 (9.1) 29 (8.2)
Intensity of menstrual pain n (%)
 None 47 (26.7) 43 (24.4) 90 (25.6)
 Mild 32 (18.2) 28 (15.9) 60 (17.0)
 Moderate 39 (22.2) 42 (23.9) 81 (23.0)
 Severe 40 (22.7) 37 (21.0) 77 (21.9)
 Very severe 18 (10.2) 26 (14.8) 44 (12.5)