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Table 4 Median comparison with negative menstrual attitudes and traditional menstrual practices (n = 176 in Group 2)

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

Traditional menstrual practicesa (n) Total score Pa   Total score Pa   Total score Pa
M (IQR) M (IQR) M (IQR)
Restriction of living places
Stay in own house Go to public spaces Stay in other’s house
No (n = 159) 41.0 (8.0) 0.030 No (n = 31) 41.0 (8.0) < 0.001 No (n = 75) 41.0(8.0) 0.462
Yes (n = 17) 45.0 (10.0)   Yes (n = 145) 46.0 (10.0)   Yes (n = 101) 42.0 (8.0)  
Use a bedroom Use a kitchen  
No (n = 138) 41.5 (7.0) 0.388 No (n = 68) 42.0 (9.0) 0.631    
Yes (n = 38) 41.5 (10.0)   Yes (n = 108) 41.0 (8.0)     
Restriction of contact with others
Contact with others generally Contact with male family Attend to male family
No (n = 147) 41.0 (8.0) 0.006 No (n = 101) 42.0 (9.0) 0.304 No (n = 88) 42.0 (10.0) 0.613
Yes (n = 29) 45.0 (9.0)   Yes (n = 75) 41.0 (8.0)   Yes (n = 88) 41.0 (7.0)  
Restriction of religious behaviors
Go to a temple Join religious events Attend a wedding ceremony
No (n = 9) 38.0 (12.0) 0.165 No (n = 7) 38.0 (15.0) 0.404 No (n = 85) 42.0 (8.0) 0.122
Yes (n = 167) 42.0 (8.0)   Yes (n = 169) 42.0 (8.0)   Yes (n = 91) 41.0 (10.0)  
  1. M median, IQR interquartile range
  2. aMann–Whitney U test